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Figurine of Mars or Armoured Votary

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885A1505
Collection:Antiquities - Classical Greek & Roman


The figure depicts either the Roman God Mars or an armoured Votary, a religious fanatic. The figure wears a military costume with crested helmet and breast plate. In the right hand is a handled dish called a patera, used for the drinking or offering of wine.

Purchased from John Staunton, 1878.

Further Information

Reign:300-200 BC
Production Period:Hellenistic
Medium:Cast bronze.
Place of Origin:Southern Italy, Italy
Place of Excavation:Pompeii, Campania, Itlay


Height:112 mm