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Minerva (Athena), Roman herm (marble), copy after Greek original from the school of Phidias, 1st century AD, (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

Minerva

Helmeted Minerva holding a tiny owl -- Marble golden onyxmarble -- 2nd century CE with 18th Century restorations. The onyx body is a Roman copy of the Hera Borghese type; the statue was restored as Minerva by adding marble head and arms. Belonging to the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Again I find Bernini's art breathtaking. The amazing detail on such a small piece of work shows you how amazing he was as an artist. In some ways the elephant even has his own facial expressions.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680). Elefante Obeliscoforo (1667-1669). Detalle. Plaza Santa María sopra Minerva.

Relief of Minerva: Herculaneum - Herculaneum, Naples | A relief panel of Minerva from the small "Sacello dei quattro dei," or "Chapel of the Four Gods," dedicated to Minerva, Neptune, Mercury and Vulcan.