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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1584 - 1635|
|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.
|Production Period:||16th or 17th century|
|Medium:||Oil on oak panel.|