Minerva and the Muses, Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen, 1604

Minerva and the Muses, Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen, 1604

silver, h 25.4cm × w 33.6cm × t 0.4cm. More details

Paulus van Vianen often derived the subject of his plaquettes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as is the case here. The goddess Minerva visits the Muses because she wishes to see the sacred spring that the winged horse Pegasus caused to gush forth near them with a blow of his hoof.

On display in room 2.3 Paulus van Vianen

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