Minerva, (for the Greeks Athena) daughter of Jupiter and his first wife Metis, was the Roman goddess of the war, of wisdom, poetry and medicine as well as protector of craftsmen.
Legend tells that Jupiter ate Metis as she was pregnant because it was foretold that, if she had a child, he would surpass him in power and wisdom. Despite this, when the moment of birth arrived, Jupiter was seized by a very strong migraine and for this he asked the god Vulcan to split his head in two from which Minerva came out, armed of helmet, shield and staff.
- Material: bronze, lost wax casting
- Black colour
- Dimensions: 14 x 5,3 x 4 inch (36.5 x 13.5 x 10.5cm)
- Base: marble 5,3 x 4 x 1,7 inch (13.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm)
- Weight: 6,4 lb (2.9 Kg)
Handcrafted product made in Italy