19th century Figurehead of the goddess Minerva
Dramatically beautiful figurehead of the goddess Minerva. Minerva is a personification of the divine power of the mind, of the resourcefulness, of the human mind and of wisdom. Later she is gained by the Romans as a warrior and a peace-loving goddess.
With very fine crafmanship carved and decorated. Original paint and surface. The right arm is missing, but this does not detract from the appearance.
Date: 19th century
HWL: 63x40x36 cm (24.8x16x14 in)
Signed: not signed
Condition: original condition, no repairs