mpo Agrippae dedicavit), but its
exact site has occasioned much discussion. In the gardens of the
Palazzo Colonna considerable remains of a great temple were standing
in the sixteenth century, consisting principally of part of the cella wall
of peperino and the north (right) corner of the facade and pediment.
This was known as the Torre Mesa, Torre di Mecenate, and Frontispizio
di Nerone; LR, fig. 166 from Duperac, Vestigi, pl. 31 (1575). Part of
these ruins were removed at the end of the fifteenth century, and more
between 1549 and 1555, but the final destruction of the Torre itself was
not effected until about 1630 (LS iii. 203-205, and earlier references there
given). Numerous drawings and plans of these ruins are extant, made
by the architects and artists of the period, from Sangallo His plan is the only one that is trustworthy.
(Barb. 63v', 65,
65v, 68v) in the fifteenth century to Giovannoli (III. 47) and Donati in
the early seventeenth (for list see HJ 422, n. 79; LS loc. c