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Maritime art & objects

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.

Catalog: MA.2-05
Date: 19th century
HWL: 63x40x36 cm (24.8x16x14 in)
Signed: not signed
Origin: unknown
Condition: original condition, no repairs

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