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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Head of Mars
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 101
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: Imperial Period, Roman Empire, 2nd century A.D.
Creation Place: Early Western World,Roman Republic and Empire
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H.: 59.2 cm (23-1/3 in.)W.: 29.5 cm (11-5/8 in.)D.: 37.8 cm (14-7/8 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1984.1
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Katherine K. Adler Fund
Subject Description: In about 345 B.C., a sculptor named Leochares, who later worked in Athens, was commissioned to fashion a colossal, standing statue of Ares (the Roman Mars) for the god's Temple at Halikarnassos on the peninsula just east of Kos and north of Knidos. The god was portrayed, wearing a helmet and a cuirass, and holding his shield and his spear. Admiration for the statue of Ares in the temple led to free copies of these works being made for shrines elsewhere.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1984.1
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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