Fresco of a Statue of Mars, Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 17 January 2014
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Mars, the Roman god of war, is painted standing on a plinth in this fresco from Pompeii. In a typical pose, he has a spear, shield and crested helmet. (House of Venus, Pompeii)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, January 17). Fresco of a Statue of Mars, Pompeii. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2232/fresco-of-a-statue-of-mars-pompeii/

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Raddato, Carole. "Fresco of a Statue of Mars, Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 17, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2232/fresco-of-a-statue-of-mars-pompeii/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Fresco of a Statue of Mars, Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jan 2014. Web. 24 Jun 2021.