Ares Borghese (Reduction) - Item #160
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
43 Inches High x 16.5 Inches Wide x 14 Inches Deep
This Ares Borghese cast is a reduction of the original which stands 83 inches high. The original is an Ancient Roman statue made of marble. The figure has been identified as Ares, the Greek god of war, due to his helmet and the ankle ring given to him by Aphrodite. It is possible the statue is a copy of a Greek original although art historians have not determined this for certain. Nonetheless, the statue has the Greek name for the god, Ares, instead of the Roman name, Mars. The word "Borghese" in the title refers to the Borghese family collection of antiquities which started around the 17th century and a large portion of which was sold to the Louvre Museum in 1807.
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Time Period: Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd centuries C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 788