Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020

Mars, from a Mandi Astrology Series

Mars, from a Mandi Astrology Series

c. 1810

attributed to Sanju

(Indian, active late 1700s-early 1800s)

Gum tempera and gold on paper

25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Gift of Nancy and Wayne Hunnicutt 2020.433


Did you know?

The god Mars in Roman mythology is also a warrior.


This page is from a series of paintings featuring astrological subjects, including personifications of planets and signs of the zodiac. Historically in India, the auspicious conjunction of planets with certain calendar dates was important for determining when to schedule events or ceremonies. Mars is depicted as a warrior with green skin and riding a tiger through the sky.

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