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Vintage Large Ancient Greek Temple Ruins Architectural Model or Sculpture



This large and substantial architectural model of an Ancient Greek temple is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Italy in circa 1960 in a realistic style. This model or sculpture is composed of thick plaster built over a frame of wood and wire mesh and has been cold painted to resemble the actual marble temple. The model is highly detailed showing individual blocks and columns and is done to scale. We believe this architectural model is a depiction of one of the Ancient Greek temples of Paestum found in what is now Sicily. The model is quite large spanning approximately three feet across and weighs about sixty pounds. We believe that given the size and artistry was made for a commercial display purpose in either an educational environment or for advertising.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 36.38 in. (92.41 cm)Depth: 15.75 in. (40.01 cm)
  • Style
    Classical Greek (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. No damage identified. There may be some minor wear or loss to the various corners and edges of the sculpture, but none noted.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355222054662

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  • Shipping
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    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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