Ares Borghese (Reduction) - Item #160
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
43 Inches High x 16.5 Inches Wide x 14 Inches Deep
This Ares Borghese cast is a reduction of the original which stands 83 inches high. The original is an Ancient Roman statue made of marble. The figure has been identified as Ares, the Greek god of war, due to his helmet and the ankle ring given to him by Aphrodite. It is possible the statue is a copy of a Greek original although art historians have not determined this for certain. Nonetheless, the statue has the Greek name for the god, Ares, instead of the Roman name, Mars. The word "Borghese" in the title refers to the Borghese family collection of antiquities which started around the 17th century and a large portion of which was sold to the Louvre Museum in 1807.
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Time Period: Ancient Greek/Ancient Roman, 1st-2nd centuries C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 788