25 July 2009

Mars The Avenger

Mars, originally uploaded by scotartt.

The left hand would have balanced on a shield, and the right held a spear. This is a votive statuette of Mars Ultor.

J. Paul Getty's collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities, housed at the Getty Villa near Malibu. The Getty Villa itself is modelled on a first century Roman villa, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum.

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