Classical Contrasts 26 – Minerva

Minerva (Roman) or Athena (Greek) goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Depicted wearing armour and carrying a shield.   Daughter of Zeus and Metis.

Figure: Minerva, John Cheere, mid 18th century, lead; origin unknown.

Minerva 1, Anglesey Abbey
Minerva 2, Anglesey Abbey
Minerva 3, Anglesey Abbey
Minerva 4, Anglesey Abbey
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