athena

Athena Portrait Painting Enamel On Copper Withdore Frame C1800-1849

   Antique miniature painting French Baroque style hand painted enamel on copper plaque. This ravishing beauty is named by the Roman's as "MINERVA" or by the Greek's as "ATHENA" the Goddess of War & Wisdom. She is the daughter of Zeus & his 1st wife Metis, born under very unusual circumstances according to mythology? She is exquisitely portrayed here in her regal attire and wears a large plumed helmet with the Head of Medusa on her breastplate. A spear is in her left hand with her elbow resting on a column beside her. In the background you can see the skyline of Rome and its ...
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