Temple of Hera II

Title

Temple of Hera II

Date

ca. 450 BC and ca. 550 BC

Alternative Title or Name

Temple of Poseidon

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)

Work Type

built works

Work Location

Italy (nation)
Pesto (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Archaic (Greek)

Subject

temples (buildings)
columns (architectural elements)
Doric (architectural style)

Description

View of The Temple of Hera II (once thought to be the Temple of Poseidon), a Doric style temple in the city of Paestum, Italy. "The three Paestum temples are all in the Archaic Doric style of heavy columns with capitals that are squat, or as Goethe termed them, 'oppressive,' by the time the Parthenon was finished (438 B.C.), columns were elegantly slender, capitals had an alert, load-bearing profile, and refinement attended every detail, moreover, they were carved from Parian marble; Paestum's now crudely exposed shellstone shafts, it is only fair to say, were originally covered with lime stucco, as in Greece proper, the temples at Paestum face easterly so that the rising sun will awaken the statue within," from Architecture Week's Great Buildings Online.

Material/Medium

stone (rock)

Reproduction Type

digital photograph

Reproduction Source

jpg

ID Number

2013ita032

Files

2013ita032.jpg
Date Added
June 5, 2013
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Temple of Hera II,” LTU Digital Images, accessed September 27, 2022, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17.