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  • Hendrick Goltzius
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • Minerva, 1596
  • Four Deities
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 393.7 x 276.2 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 10 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0007.02
Catalogue raisonné

The goddess Minerva seated on clouds, body to left, head turned back to right. She has a feathered helmet on her head. She is inframed in an oval inset.There is an owl by her proper left hand. In the top right corner is a grouping of artist tools. In the top left corner is a grouping of musical instruments. In the lower right and left corners are groupings of weapons.