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Minerva

Jan Pietersz Saenredam (AKA Jan Pietersz Sanredam; Jan Pietersz Zaenredam), Dutch, (1565–April 6, 1607)
Hendrick Goltzius (AKA Hendrik Goltz; Hendrick Goltius), Dutch, (February 1558–January 1, 1617)

Creation date: undated
Creation place: Netherlands

Other Information

Type: Engraving
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler
Accession Number: 2004.176
Dimensions: 8 1/4 in. x 5 5/8 in. (20.96 cm x 14.29 cm)

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Jan Pietersz Saenredam
Netherlandish/ ca. 1565–1607
Minerva
(after Hendrick Goltzius)
Engraving • ca. 1602
Minerva, known as Athena to the Greeks, was the Roman
goddess of wisdom, war, and the arts. The favored daughter
of Jupiter was born from her father’s head, wearing a
helmet and full armor and carrying a spear. Female rulers
of the seventeenth century like Marie de Medici of France
appear as Minerva in allegorical portraits to suggest their
wisdom, military might, and intelligence.
Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler, 2004.176
Last Updated: 5/6/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque , 3/28/2015 - 6/30/2015

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Michael Brown, PhD and Niria E. Leyva-Gutiérrez. Divine Desire. Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque San Diego Museum of Art, The. SOS Printing, 2015


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