Garden Temple

The early Roman temples that survive today, from the ruins at Pompeii to the well-preserved Maison Carrée at Nîmes, in Provence, France, are cultural icons of an ancient Empire. These masterpieces of classical architecture, which once served as cultural backdrops for outdoor rituals, are still magnificent centuries later. Not only do they recall the glorious past of a faded civilization, they are still perfect in form and stately proportion. Once they were intimidating, no doubt, but history lends perspective.

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Imposing Monument
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Welcome Sanctuary
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Picturesque in the Sun
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Magnificent Overview
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Hall of Repose
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Quiet Evening Glow

This miniature Garden Temple is based upon several structures from the Forum in ancient Rome. The semicircular arch over the portico is from the Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus. The columns use Ionic rather than Corinthian capitals. The small inner chamber (cella) provides quiet sanctuary behind thick walls of stone. This Garden Temple with its imposing exterior offers an intimate interior of quietude and peace.
Designed as a decorative accessory or to display cherished miniatures.
Materials: wood, resin, plastic, acrylic paint.
Dimensions: 15"w x 15"d x 19"h

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