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Juba II (in Berber language: Yuba win sin or Yuva wis sin) is a Berber king of Mauretania, located in nowadays Algeria. He was born in Hippo (now Annaba) about 52 before J.-C. and died around 23 after christ. His reign began aroune 25 BC, under the Roman tutelage and his capital was Caesarea of ​​Mauritania, present Cherchell.







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Architectural sculpture refers to the use of sculpture by architects and / or sculptors in the design and construction of a building. The various architectural sculptures found in the National Museum of Cherchell deal of the splendor of the buildings which date back to the time of Juba II, period which iso put under this protective king who loved his capital.
The richness of this collection is characterized by the diversity of pieces of architecture most delicately worked (marquee, pilaster, cornice ...) as well as the orders presented, not to mention the material used (marble, granite, limestone ...)




Base colonne

Image : Base de colonne

Description : Basic fragment, the top torus is decorated with chain, the scotie is decorated with tongues and the lower torus is decorated with ovals with double shell without intermediate elements.
Measures: H base: 23 cm
H tore sup: 09 cm
H tore inf: 07 cm
H scotie: 08 cm
Material used: marble
Origin : /
Dating: Period of Juba II







Dénomination : Pillar drum
Description :

Marble pilaster drum designed in a triangular shape. It is sculpted on three faces and decorated with floral motifs. This model of pilaster is unique, and has no similar known in North Africa.


Measurement: H: 137 cm, Length: 35 cm, Width: 25 cm

Materials used: marble

Origin : /

Dating: the time of Juba II





White marble pillar drum
Description : Pilaster in white marble of quadrangular form.


A pilaster is an architectural element, used as a support, terminated by a base and a marquee. It is not a carrying element, it is an ornament placed on a supporting wall.

This Corinthian-shaped white marble, quadrangular-shaped pilaster rests on a molded base. Its barrel is carved on the four sides of a broad rinceau, decorated with blooming flowers, insects thrown into the foliage, birds on a branch. Of Corinthian order, its capital is adorned with a crown of acanthus leaf. The free part of the calathos is occupied by a double spiral pattern. There is a floret in the center of the abacus.


Measurement: H: 133 cm, Length: 27 cm, Width: 19,5 cm

Materials used: marble

Origin : /


Period: Dated from the time of Juba II








Marquee and base of column

Description: The attic base is of marble, the upper torus is adorned with twists, the scotie is adorned with tongues and the lower torus is adorned with interlacing. This Corinthian capital in white marble is decorated with two crowns of alternate acanthus leaves, caulicoles which give rise to chalices and windings of volutes covered with acanthus leaves. A floret decorates the center of the abacus. Their origin is unknown.
Basic measurement: H: 24cm, H.Tore inf: 8,5 cm, H.Tore sup: 7cm, H.scotie: 9 cm. Measurement of the tent: h.ch: 74 cm, diam: 54 cm; H.p.c .: 20 cm, h.d.c: 34 cm
Materials used: marble
Origin : /
Dating: Roman Period







Column capital
This capital is of ionic order with a square abacus, four windings of volutes. The lateral parts of the capital are decorated with acanthus leaves, separated by a vertical band of pointed scales. The space between the volutes is decorated with oves.
Measurement: h.ch: 28 cm; Long: 101cm; Width: 67 cm; H.a: 9.5cm
Materials used: marble
Origin: antique theater
Dating: 1st century






Fragment of cornice

Description: The cornice is an element of decorative architecture, forming the upper part of a facade and intended to support the roof. This fragment of cornice of Corinthian order in marble is decorated with a line of denticles and another of oves and a series of modillions covered with acanthus leaves alternating, with caissons with varied rosettes and rays of heart.

Measurement: H: 72 cm; Width: 82cm

Materials used: marble Provenance: Théâtre de Cherchell

Period: Dated from the middle of the 1st century AD D-C

Location: Cherchell Museum Patio






Fragment of architrave
Description : The architrave is the stone beam that is placed horizontally from one column to another, from a pillar to a pillar. It is a part of the construction which immediately bears on the capital of a column or a pilaster. This fragment of marble architrave is decorated with a simple row of palmettes and heart ribs, highlighted by two strings of pearls and added piécettes. Measurement: H: 70cm; Width: 233 cm.
Materials used: marble

Origin : /
Dating: /
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