Elevation of a Mausoleum for a Soldier (Temple of Mars)

Jean-Charles Delafosseca. 1765

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

The depicted structure has a square plan and low dome. The central doorway is flanked by two obelisks with trophies. They are placed upon semi-circular pedestals. The structure includes a frieze, between the base and the dome, with figurative decoration. Small scale figures (crowds) surround the building.


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