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Minerva

Athena or Pallas Athena (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.
(Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva)
Conrad Linck
1790 (copy)

Heidelberg /  Minerva   Heidelberg /  Minerva

Description

Stone statue of Minerva on a pedestal with four reliefs and four allegorical statues:


Justice

Pietas

Hermes

Ceres

Inscription(s)

CAROLO THEODORO;
pietatis iustitiæque patrono
agriculturæ et commercii fautori
musarum amico
mdccxc.
To Karl Theodor
pious patron of justice
promotor of agriculture and trade
friend of the muses
1790
Signed: c. linck fecit

Annotation

Place by the government of Heidelberg in gratitude of Prince-Elector Karl Theodor, who promoted art and science. The statue forms a pair with that of the Prince-Elector himself.

The original statue is in the Kurpfälzische Museum.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Athena / Minerva
  • Bridge with statues
  • Ceres / Demeter
  • Dutifulness (Pietas)
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Linck, Conrad
  • Mercurius / Hermes
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Location (N 49°24'53" - E 8°42'34")

    Item Code: debw047; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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