Model of a monument at Palmyra, Syria

Model of a monument at Palmyra, Syria

Model of a monument at Palmyra, Syria
Probably by Jean-Pierre Fouquet (1752-1829) and François Fouquet (1787-1870)
Paris
1820s
Plaster on metal armature, wooden base
Height 64 cm x width 31 cm x depth 31 cm
Museum no. L.243

This model of a tetrapylon form monument probably represents one of the group of four at Palmyra shown in an idealised state. It would have had a statue in the centre which is now missing. Most of the details on this model were made in moulds and applied to the armature.