from The Metamorphoses of Ovid
The soaring palace of the sun, with all
its giant columns, was ablaze with gold
and bronzel as if aflame; its pediments
were crowned on high with polished ivory;
and glowing silver traced its double doors.
~ translated by Allen Mandelbaum
Obviously, I didn't take that one. Photo courtesy of NASA. You can find more about Allen Mandelbaum here.