Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Once thought to be King Pyrrhus, this is now known to be of the war god Mars from about 125 A.D.  It was uncovered in the ruins of the Forum of Nerva in the 16th Century and eventually acquired by Pope Clement XII who placed it on the Capitoline Hill where it remains.  I like the burly depiction, and it works for his other distinction, which was the god of agriculture.


1 comment:

  1. Good detail and enjoy this version also.