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photoblog image Il Tempio di Antonino e Faustina

Il Tempio di Antonino e Faustina

Roman Forum

The temple was begun in 141 by the Emperor Antoninus Pius and was intitially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, Faustina the Elder. When Antoninus Pius was deified after his death in 161, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina at the instigation of his successor, Marcus Aurelius.

 

The building stands on a high platform of large peperino blocks. The later of two dedicatory inscriptions says, "Divo Antonino et Divae Faustinae Ex S.C." meaning, “To the divine Antoninus and to the divine Faustina by decree of the Senate.”

 

The ten monolithic Corinthian columns of its pronaos are 17 m. tall. The rich bas-reliefs of the frieze under the cornice, of garlanded griffons and candelabri, were often copied from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.

 

ROME 2010

Il Tempio di Antonino e Faustina

Roman Forum

The temple was begun in 141 by the Emperor Antoninus Pius and was intitially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, Faustina the Elder. When Antoninus Pius was deified after his death in 161, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina at the instigation of his successor, Marcus Aurelius.

 

The building stands on a high platform of large peperino blocks. The later of two dedicatory inscriptions says, "Divo Antonino et Divae Faustinae Ex S.C." meaning, “To the divine Antoninus and to the divine Faustina by decree of the Senate.”

 

The ten monolithic Corinthian columns of its pronaos are 17 m. tall. The rich bas-reliefs of the frieze under the cornice, of garlanded griffons and candelabri, were often copied from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.

 

ROME 2010

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Sep 2010, 00:15
Impressive symmetry here, SAVO.
Wonderful shot of a magnificent structure. (:o)
I have these same columns my bedroom
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Sep 2010, 07:54
Virtually 2000 years old - very impressive SAVO
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Sep 2010, 09:33
You have taken this Forum to a new level for me, SAVO, with your perspective. I'm actually quite in awe...speechless. It makes me want to go back and see it all differently.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2010, 13:11
Great swirls in the pillars - imposing photograph.
Fabulous columns, a lovely sight to see smile
Fantastic view, I like this perspective and the details of the marble. A+ VAL smile
What a superb building. A beautifully taken picture.

I'm slightly intrigued by the crucifix on top of the portico, is it now a place of Christian worship?
  • Paule
  • US
  • 1 Oct 2010, 01:18
Very nice composition

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog

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