Temple of Artemis, Sardis (134. Sardes. 1843. T. de Cybèle.)

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey French

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Girault’s view isolates two unfinished columns topped with curvilinear Ionic volutes, which still survive today. Sardis (now Sart) was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, where a large temple to the goddess Cybele, known as Artemis to the Greeks, was begun during the third century B.C. but never completed.

Temple of Artemis, Sardis (134. Sardes. 1843. T. de Cybèle.), Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892), Daguerreotype

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