THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
A ROMAN BRONZE MARS ULTOR
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The god standing with his right leg advanced, wearing greaves, with the ties incised along his calves, pteryges, a cuirass centered by a gorgoneion above acanthus and tendrils, and a plumed Corinthian helmet, a mantle draped over his arms and across his back, his right arm raised, likely once holding a spear, his left arm lowered, perhaps once holding a shield, with thick curly hair, a full beard and mustache, the pupils incised
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
Jerusalem Art Market, 1990s.