Mars, the Roman god of war
It is a rare discovery from the 1st century and a sculpture of the Roman god of war Mars. The original replica made from a bronze casting shows the goddess in its complete armour with cuirass and greaves. The figure with a pedestal 55 cm high and really silver-plated surface has a massive weight of nearly to 6 kilos-
- original replica
- really silver-plated surface
- massive weight of 5,9 kg
- measure (l x w x h) 14x20x55cm
- free shipping within Germany
The mythological meaning of the god Mars for Rome
Mars was considered by the Romans as the mythological father of Romulus and Remus. So at the same time he was the father and patron of the city Rome. Together with the Roman main gods Jupiter and Quirinus he formed the patrician god tries within the Roman mythology.
A statue for private households
It was common for the romans apart from the Lararium, where the dead ancestors were honoured, giving his fate into the hands of one of various gods. Therefore fitting copies like this god statue were integrated into the house cult (Cultus Domenicus) and venerated. These elegant god figures not only are a splendrous eye-catcher for the own home but also they were an important part within the Roman household.
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