Partial reconstruction of the lesene's shaft with vine tendrils

Ricomposizione parziale di fusto di lesena decorato con tralci di vite
From the Trajan Era: 113 AD
Material and technique: 
Proconnesian marble
Caesar's Forum
FC 3532 - 3533

Piece of the lesene's shaft decorated with vine tendrils, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in Caesar's Forum reconstructed from two pieces that fit together.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Decorazione esterna del Tempio di Venere Genitrice

Two adjoining rooms are home to pieces of the exterior decoration of the temple. These panels, each depict a variation of the same scene: cherub-like figures holding up garlands and sacrificing bulls (tauroctony). 
The Temple of Venus Genetrix was embellished by extremely delicate decorative elements such as the reconstructed lesene displayed in the room, decorated with vine tendrils, and a piece from the corbelled cornice of the external trabeation, in which the original decorations along the sima are still intact.