CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de.
Conjectures sur le tombeau de Mausole.
Two side and one top projection of the Mausoleum of Maussollos in Hahicarnassus. The building consisted of five parts-a basement or podium, a pteron or enclosure of columns, a pyramid, a pedestal and a chariot group. The basement was built of blocks of greenstone and cased with marble. Round the base of it were probably disposed groups of statuary. The pteron consisted of thirty-six columns of the Ionic order, enclosing a square cena. Between the columns probably stood single statues. The principal frieze of the pteron probably represented combats of Greeks and Amazons. Above the pteron rose the pyramid, mounting by 24 steps to an apex or pedestal. On this apex stood the chariot with the figure of Mausolus himself and an attendant.
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Copper engraving by Poulleau after Foucherot. Uncoloured. Fine condition Size: 21.5 x 35.5 cm. (8 x 14 inches)