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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Minerva, Design for Vaulted Ceiling, Sala dei Legislatori, Palazzo Conti-Sinibaldi, Faenza", 1787–1802

type: Drawing

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Minerva stands beneath trees having left foot upon base of pedestal, upon which pitcher rests. She holds snake which drinks from bowl held in her left hand. Inscription: minerva pacifica. At right, Themis seated upon thrown, decorated with fasces. She holds pair of scales and sword. Opened book leans against wall of domed circular hall, at left. Inscription: temi giostisia.


Felice Giani


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