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Source Image: PR222_04_06 of Colossal statue of Mars of Capitoline Museums: Statuary

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Description

Detail of the colossal statue of Mars in the Capitoline Museums.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Colossal statue of Mars 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 1 - pre ad 200 
Keywords
Mars  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The detailing on this armour is completed with the drill, as is the under-cutting of the elements.

Notes

This statue is extensively restored, so much so that only the torso is certainly ancient. It was very common for fragmentary statues to be pieced together and reproduced in later periods.

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