ASPETTI, Tiziano
(b. ca. 1559, Padova, d. 1606, Pisa)

Mars as Contemporary Warrior

Bronze, height 56 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The bronze statuettes attributed to Aspetti vary widely in style and quality. No signed statuette exists; nonetheless most scholars rightly accept as by Aspetti a clothed Mars (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) and a nude Mars (Frick Collection, New York). In terms of facial and figural type they closely resemble the St Daniel reliefs, and the extensive stippling and faceting on the armour and accoutrements of the clothed Mars also closely parallel the Padua reliefs.

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