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March "Mars" classical calendar panel print, from 18th century.

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Classical Panel, MARCH under the Protection of Mars.

Mars, one of the most prominent and worshipped gods, was the god of war. In early Roman history he was a god of spring, growth in nature, and fertility, and protector of cattle. Being a chthonic god (earth-god) could explain why Mars became a god of death and finally, god of war.

He was the son of Jupiter and Juno and according to legend, with the vestal virgin Rhea Silvia, fathered Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Mars held a special place in the Roman Pantheon not only for his patronly influence, but also because of the importance of military achievement in the Roman Empire.

Reproduction printed from a beautiful eighteenth century copperplate engraving, One of a series of twelve exquisitely detailed panels representing the months of the year "under the protection" of the ancient gods who were considered the protectors of those born in that month.

Size: 650 x 200mm (25.5 x 8 inches).

Stock Number: HE103Price: $22.00