Bronze bust of Minerva


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

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.

Bronze bust of Minerva, Bronze, Roman

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