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Roman marble head of Minerva

R170

£1,200.00

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A marble head of the goddess Minerva wearing a Corinthian helmet pushed back on her head above centrally-parted hair.

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare as well as a patron of arts, trade and strategy. The Romans equated her with the Greek goddess Athena though they did not stress her relation to battle and warfare as the Greeks had done.

Culture
Roman, 2nd Century AD

Size
9 x 6.2 cms, 15 cms including red marble column fragment mount

Condition
Fragment as shown

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; formerly in a 19th Century collection.

Mounted on a fragment of ancient red marble fluted column

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