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Bust of Minerva in terracotta - Italian school 18th century
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Period :
18th century
Dimensions :
H. 35.43 inch
Sculpture  - Bust of Minerva in terracotta - Italian school 18th century 18th century - Bust of Minerva in terracotta - Italian school 18th century
Galerie Philippe Delpierre

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Bust of Minerva in terracotta - Italian school 18th century

This bust statue of Minerva wears a Corinthian helmet decorated with his crest which escapes his long hair fastened which are distributed symmetrically on each side of his forehead and runs along its back. From a broad gesture, his left hand grabs the visor of the helmet, while his right arm is cut off above the elbow.
The body is dressed in armor with square neckline, decorated with a pattern of scales with short sleeves flying. A mascaron is affixed to each shoulder and each breast is protected by a shell fold. The armor is surrounded by a sort of ribbon and ends with two successive friezes from one quarter to another, one pattern of pearls and the other pattern and palmettes volutes.
The lower part of the armor is made of thin strips of symbolizing leather. Finally, a cape maintained by two buckles at the shoulder blades just cover his back.


According to legend, Minerva, daughter of Jupiter, was released wearing armor from the head of his father, after Vulcan had struck his skull who suffered from this gestation.

Galerie Philippe Delpierre

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Terracotta Sculpture