Mars Ultor

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by Mark Cartwright
published on 22 October 2013
This 2nd century CE head of Mars Ultor (the Avenger) was once part of a relief sculpture and is inspired by a similar representation originally part of the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus, Rome. The piece was extensively restored in the 16th century CE. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome)

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