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Minerva, Library Of Congress

Minerva, Library Of Congress Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 11507
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: B. S. Reynolds Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom. Mosaic.-By Elihu Vedder. She is here portrayed as displaying a scroll held in her left hand, upon which is insribed a list of the Sciences, Arts and Letters. In her right hand she carries her spear; upon her breast is the aegis, with its Gorgon's head, plates of steel, and border of twisted serpents; and at her feet lie helmet and shield. On her right is the owl; on her left a statuette of Nike, the Winged Victory of the Greeks, standing upon a globe, and extending the wreath of victory and the palm branch of peace. The background shows a fair stretching landscape, and the sun of prosperity sheds its effulgence over all