Temple of Love and Doves of Venus Engravings by Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (1720-1778) to illustrate the poem “Les Baisers” by Claude Joseph Dorat published in 1770. The lovers are crowned by putti against a background of the symbols of the Zodiac. The dial of astrological symbols may have inspired the annular movement of the Colonnade Egg. Above is the coronation of a double-headed eagle. (Courtesy London Library)

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