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Oil Painting - Landscape with Minerva Expelling Mars to Protect Peace and Plenty

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1978P7
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1584 - 1635

Maker Information

Attributed to: Joos de Momper - View biography for Joos de Momper
Attributed to:Frans Franken the Younger - View biography for Frans Franken the Younger


The Roman God of Wisdom, Minerva is depicted defending the figures of Peace and Plenty from Mars, the God of War. Peace and Plenty sit side by side in conversation, seemingly ignoring that battle between Minerva and Mars. Minerva's shield decorated with the head of the Medusa leans against a rock. To the right of the picture another figure looks over the domineering landscape with it's two watermills.

Acquired, 1978.

Further Information

Production Period:16th or 17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on oak panel.
Material(s):Oak wood


Height:606 mm
Width:1070 mm