Door of the Temple of Aesculapius
Door of the Temple of Aesculapius.
A. Part of the Door of the Temple to a larger Scale.
If we abstract from the Defect of the angular Modillions in this Door, some of the other Parts of it are very fine. It may indeed be objected with Reason, that it is too much ornamented for an Outside Door; yet we have many Examples in PALMYRA and BALBEC, of Outside Doors very much loaded with Ornament. The particular Enrichments of this Door are so finely executed; that they afforded me the highest Satisfaction, and by Means of the projecting Portico, the smallest Parts have remained unhurt to this Day.
B. Part of the Soffit of the Cornice.