Bronze bust of Minerva
- 1st–2nd century A.D.
- Overall: 3 1/16 x 1 13/16 x 1 5/8 in. (7.8 x 4.6 x 4.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1897
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Modeled on the Greek goddess Athena, the Roman Minerva had many of the same duties and attributes, as shown here by her Greek-style helmet. Together with Jupiter and Juno, she formed part of the Capitoline Triad, the very center and focus of Roman state religion.