Mars seated (The Ludovisi Mars)

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  • Title

    Mars seated (The Ludovisi Mars)

  • Artist/maker

    Giovanni Francesco Susini (c. 1585 - 1653) (sculptor)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1600 - 1653
  • Material and technique

    bronze, lost-wax cast

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35.4 cm (height)
    26.5 cm from proper right foot to back of mound (length)
    12.9 cm of wooden plinth (height)
    28 cm of wooden plinth (length)
    17.2 cm of wooden plinth (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mrs Gutekunst in memory of her husband, Otto Gutekunst, 1953.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 43 | Italian Renaissance
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)

Warner-Johnson, Tim, Howard, Jeremy, Colnaghi, Past Present and Future: An Anthology (London, 2016), 7, -----, illus. -----

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