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Background imageMinerva Collection: HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour

HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour
HMS Minerva (F45), a Leander-class Frigate of the Royal Navy, at Stanley harbour in 1984, at anchor for crew R&R in the Falkland Islands. Date: 1984

Background imageMinerva Collection: Library of Congress - The Mosaic Minerva - Minerva of Peace

Library of Congress - The Mosaic Minerva - Minerva of Peace
Washington DC, USA - Mosaic - The Minerva of Peace by Elihu Vedder (1836-1923). Found in the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Date: 1920

Background imageMinerva Collection: Minerva Victorious over ignorance

Minerva Victorious over ignorance
Minervas Victorious over Ignorance. Spranger, Bartholomaeus (1546-1611). Oil on canvas

Background imageMinerva Collection: Goddess Minerva

Goddess Minerva
The Roman Goddess of crafts, poetry and wisdom and the daughter of Jupiter

Background imageMinerva Collection: The Carafa Chapel. the Annunciation and the Assumption of th

The Carafa Chapel. the Annunciation and the Assumption of th
The Carafa Chapel with late 15th-century frescoes (1488-1493) by Filippino Lippi (c.1457-1504). it depicts the Annunciation and the Assumption of the Virgin with St

Background imageMinerva Collection: Athena / Minerva Bust

Athena / Minerva Bust
A colossal head of Minerva, an example of very early Greek sculpture. The goddess is shown in a heavily restored form with later additions of a helmet crest and owl motifs

Background imageMinerva Collection: Socata MS.894A Rallye Minerva 220 G-BBED

Socata MS.894A Rallye Minerva 220 G-BBED (msn 12097) Date: 1974

Background imageMinerva Collection: The Athena Giustiniani. Roman copy of a Greek statue of Pall

The Athena Giustiniani. Roman copy of a Greek statue of Pall
The Athena Giustiniani or Giustiniani Minerva. Parian marble. Antonine Roman copy of a Greek statue of Pallas Athena. 2nd century. Detail. Braccio Nuovo. Chiaramonti Museum. Vatican Museums

Background imageMinerva Collection: Minerve Visitant Les Neuf Muses Sur Le Mont Helicon

Minerve Visitant Les Neuf Muses Sur Le Mont Helicon
This sketch depicts the Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva, visiting the nine muses at the edge of a woodland on Mount Helicon, the site of two sacred springs, the Aganippe and the Hippocrene

Background imageMinerva Collection: Diomedes, assisted by Minerva, wounds Mars by Tegeo

Diomedes, assisted by Minerva, wounds Mars by Tegeo
Rafael Tegeo (1798-1856). Spanish painter. Diomedes, assisted by Minerva, wounds Mars, 1831. Museum of Fine Arts. Murcia. Murcia Region. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageMinerva Collection: Minerve Sans Casque

Minerve Sans Casque
A marble sculpture of a head, belonging to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, who is usually depicted wearing a helmet, but not in this example. Date: circa 1896

Background imageMinerva Collection: SOCATA MS. 894A Rallye Minerva 220 G-AZIZ

SOCATA MS. 894A Rallye Minerva 220 G-AZIZ
SOCATA MS.894A Rallye Minerva 220 G-AZIZ (msn 11883), at Blackpool-Squire's Gate Airport, in September 1972. (SOCATA - Societe de Construction d'Avions de Tourisme et d'Affaires)

Background imageMinerva Collection: Morane-Saulnier MS. 894A Rallye Minerva 220 EI-AUG

Morane-Saulnier MS. 894A Rallye Minerva 220 EI-AUG
Morane-Saulnier MS.894A Rallye Minerva 220 EI-AUG (msn 11080), at Blackpool-Squire's Gate Airport, in September 1971. Date: 1971

Background imageMinerva Collection: Boundary-marker in Oscan language. 300-100 BC

Boundary-marker in Oscan language. 300-100 BC
Boundary-marker with Oscan inscription. Used to mark the confines of sacred area. Decorated with reliefs depicting helmeted goddess Athena and a boar. Terracotta. 300-100 BC. From a tomb near Capua

Background imageMinerva Collection: Elephant and Obelisk by Bernini, Rome, Italy

Elephant and Obelisk by Bernini, Rome, Italy
Elephant and Obelisk by Bernini, Piazza della Minerva, Rome, Italy Date: circa 1950s

Background imageMinerva Collection: Woman in Minerva hat, taffeta dress, era of Marie Antoinette

Woman in Minerva hat, taffeta dress, era of Marie Antoinette. Jeune Dame desoeuvree en apparence, faisant d un air tendre, dans une promenade publique

Background imageMinerva Collection: Woman reading a book wearing a giant bonnet, era of

Woman reading a book wearing a giant bonnet, era of Marie Antoinette. Copperplate etching by Auguste Etienne Guillaumot from Costumes et coiffures du XVIIIe siecle

Background imageMinerva Collection: Depictions of Jason, Minerva and Medea

Depictions of Jason, Minerva and Medea
Jason building his ship the Argo with help from Minerva on a terracotta bas-relief in the villa of Cardinal Alessandro Albani 1, figure of an owl from a Greek vase 2

Background imageMinerva Collection: Plan and elevation of the Erechtheion, Athens

Plan and elevation of the Erechtheion, Athens
Plan and elevation of the Erechtheion or Erechtheum A, Temple of Neptune B, Temple of Minerva Polias with Porch of the Caryatids C, and Temple of Pandrosus or Pandrosion D. Athens, Greece

Background imageMinerva Collection: Columns from the Temple of Minerva, Athens

Columns from the Temple of Minerva, Athens. Portico column from the Temple of Minerva Polias 1, capitals 2, 3, caryatid 4, Ionic columns 5, 6. Colonne del Tempio di Minerva

Background imageMinerva Collection: Ruins of the Gate of Athena Archegetis, Roman Agora, Athens

Ruins of the Gate of Athena Archegetis, Roman Agora, Athens
Ruins of the Gate of Athena Archegetis, at the Roman Agora or Roman Forum, Athens, Greece. Porta del Mercato di Atene. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Bennardoni from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageMinerva Collection: The Eleusinian Mysteries

The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis, Greece. The goddess Ceres sits on the Puteal on the Callirhoe well surrounded by dancing virgins

Background imageMinerva Collection: Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre

Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre. Theodosius the Great with sceptre, plumed helmet and caparisoned horse. From a column in Istanbul built after his victory over Magnus Maximus. Porta Aurea

Background imageMinerva Collection: Roman lictors in toga and laurel wreath

Roman lictors in toga and laurel wreath
Roman lictors, bodyguards to magistrates, in toga and laurel wreath, with their ceremonial fasces or bipennis. Littori. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageMinerva Collection: Ancient Etruscan figures of Apollo

Ancient Etruscan figures of Apollo. Mirror showing seated Apulu or Apollo with two other gods, and marble bas-relief showing Apollo flaying alive Marsyas. Apollo che scortica Marsia

Background imageMinerva Collection: Cupid deposits his banner in the temple of Minerva

Cupid deposits his banner in the temple of Minerva. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by William Nelson Gardiner after an illustration by Princess Elizabeth from Thomas Parks Cupid Turned Volunteer

Background imageMinerva Collection: Cupid playing a drum with his standard on a column

Cupid playing a drum with his standard on a column. Exercising his drum, having placed his banner in safety. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by William Nelson Gardiner after an illustration by

Background imageMinerva Collection: Vase decorated with mythical figures from the British Museum

Vase decorated with mythical figures from the British Museum
Vase decorated with mythical figures including Minerva, Hercules, Mercury, etc. from the British Museum. Copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, etc

Background imageMinerva Collection: Ancient Greek brass helmet and another similar one

Ancient Greek brass helmet and another similar one
Ancient Greek brass helmet in the form of an owl, Minervas favourite bird, 1, 2, 3 and another helmet from Rome 4, 5. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a

Background imageMinerva Collection: Depiction of the Trojan Horse

Depiction of the Trojan Horse
Trojans pulling the wooden horse into the city. Two rows of bizarrely dressed people and others wearing dog masks pull the horse with ropes

Background imageMinerva Collection: The Womens Army Corps - USA - WW2 Propaganda

The Womens Army Corps - USA - WW2 Propaganda
The Womens Army Corps (WAC) - USA - WW2 Propaganda. Made part of the Army August-September 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageMinerva Collection: CORONIS BECOMES A CROW

CORONIS BECOMES A CROW
Coronis is hotly pursued by Poseidon / Naptune; to help her escape his unwelcome advances, Athena / Minerva transforms her into a crow

Background imageMinerva Collection: PROMETHUS CREATES

PROMETHUS CREATES
Prometheus is responsible for shaping Man from Earth and Water, then Athena/Minerva breathes life into him. So who needs Adam and Eve ?

Background imageMinerva Collection: ARACHNE INTO SPIDER

ARACHNE INTO SPIDER
Arachne is metamorphosed into a spider, because she boasted that her embroidery was better than that of the goddess Athene

Background imageMinerva Collection: ZEUS AND OTHER GODS

ZEUS AND OTHER GODS
Hermes brings a message to Zeus as, accompanied by Hera, he presides over a family gathering of the gods including Aphrodite, Minerva, Apollo and others

Background imageMinerva Collection: PATRON OF ATHENS

PATRON OF ATHENS
Greek - Roman goddess of wisdom, patron of Athens

Background imageMinerva Collection: MYTH / ATHENA / MINERVA

MYTH / ATHENA / MINERVA
Patron goddess of Athens also identified with Minerva, the Italian goddess of crafts

Background imageMinerva Collection: Minerva Sculpture Petergate, York

Minerva Sculpture Petergate, York

Background imageMinerva Collection: The Game of Chess by Sofonisba Anguissola

The Game of Chess by Sofonisba Anguissola
Lucia, Minerva and Europa Anguissola Playing Chess, by Sofonisba Anguissola (depicting her sisters). 1555

Background imageMinerva Collection: Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). Triumph of the Virtues

Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). Triumph of the Virtues
Renaissance. Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). Italian painter. Triumph of the Virtues (Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue). 1502. Louvre

Background imageMinerva Collection: Bust of Athena. Roman sculpture after original of about 420

Bust of Athena. Roman sculpture after original of about 420
Athena. Goddess of wisdom, courage, law and justice. (Roman equivalent: Minerva). Bust of Athena. Roman sculpture after original of about 420 BC. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageMinerva Collection: Hermathena. Fresco. Italy

Hermathena. Fresco. Italy
Hermathena. Fusion of Mercury and Athena. 16th century fresco by Federico Zuccari. Farnese Palace. Caprarola. Italy

Background imageMinerva Collection: Minerva, Mars, and Mercury, Roman gods

Minerva, Mars, and Mercury, Roman gods.. Handcolored copperplate engraving engraved by Jacques Louis Constant Lacerf after illustrations by Leonard Defraine from Mythology in Prints

Background imageMinerva Collection: Roman antefix. Terracotta. Goddess Diana. From Tarragona. 1s

Roman antefix. Terracotta. Goddess Diana. From Tarragona. 1s
Roman antefix. Terracotta. Figure of god Diana. From Tarragona. 1st century. Episcopal Museum of Vic. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageMinerva Collection: Guillaume de Croy, Lord of Chievres

Guillaume de Croy, Lord of Chievres
Guillaume de Croy (William II de Croy, Lord of Chievres (1458 - 1521), 1st count of Beaumont, 1st Marquess of Aarschot, Lord of Temse, chief tutor and First Chamberlain to Charles V

Background imageMinerva Collection: Four portraits for an exhibition by Madame Yevonde

Four portraits for an exhibition by Madame Yevonde
Goddesses and Others -- four portraits for an exhibition by Madame Yevonde at her studio in Berkeley Square, London. From top left, clockwise, they are: Arethusa (Lady Bridget Poulett)

Background imageMinerva Collection: Craiova, Romania - Minerva Palace Hotel

Craiova, Romania - Minerva Palace Hotel Date: circa 1908

Background imageMinerva Collection: Diomedes and Minerva

Diomedes and Minerva
Athena/Minerva advises DIOMEDES - who has just slain Rhesus - to rejoin the Greeks



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