Algiers Relief with Divus Julius Caesar- Joe Geranio

Algiers Relief

Algiers Relief

Algiers Relief with Divus Julius Caesar- Courtesy Prof. Pollini- Augustan Date

The Algiers Relief with Mars, Venus and Divus Julius………….Algiers Archaeological museum.

(On the Algiers relief Amor is holding Mars’ sword up to Venus!!) The pairing of Venus (presented as the classical Aphrodite type, according to Zanker’s Macht der Bilder5) with Mars, both on the pediment and inside the temple, would have inevitably recalled their illicit love affair immortalized by Homer, regardless of any attempt to shift the focus to their role of ancestors of Augustus.

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Our group studies all aspects of Julio Claudian iconography in coinage and portraits in the round. All for non-profit and educational use only. Joe Geranio Julio Claudian Iconographic Association
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