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Second Temple of Hera at Paestum

Date

460 BC

Material

Sandstone, travertine, stucco moulding.

Plan

6x14.

Peristyle temple.

Distyle in antis, in pronaos and opisthodomos.

Cella divided – central part and two aisles.

Elevation

Doric.

24 flutes per column (rather than 20).

Wider columns, smaller spacing.

Colonnade of smaller columns to help support roof.

Decoration

Temple devoid of sculptural decoration.

Terracotta votive reliefs.

Plain capitals.

Unusual Features

24 flutes, wider columns, smaller spacing.

Stylobate curved upwards towards centre to avoid impression of sagging.

Horizontal cornices also curved.

Inward inclinations of columns.



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