|Title||Medallion with Portrait of Minerva|
Profile of Minerva in helmet, with signature, "ANDRIEU. F." under bust. Enclosed in englomise glass.
|Label||Minerva (Athena in the Greek pantheon) is depicted on this medal by French engraver Bertrand Andrieu. The Roman goddess of war, civilization, crafts, poetry, and wisdom, Minerva wears a helmet decorated with a winged lion and appears very similar to her image on ancient coins. Andrieu used the figure of Minerva for other medallions, including his numerous ones depicting significant events in Napoleon’s reign. Andrieu is often considered a reviver of the art of engraving in France, although he is perhaps less well known than some of his early 19th-century counterparts, including Augustin Dupré.|
|Dimension Details||Glass frame: 8.5 x 7.5 inches|
|Credit line||American Philosophical Society|