Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom: Bonded Marble Resin Sculptural Bust
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by artist Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Find inspiration in this classic sculpture of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts! Also known as Athena, our Greek goddess of war figurine wears a feather-plumed helmet and a breastplate displaying the formidable images of Medusa. Our statue is cast in bonded marble resin exclusively for Design Toscano and makes a proud addition to home, office or gallery.
6½"Wx4½"Dx13½"H. 4 lbs.
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   Antonio Canova (1757-1822)




Antonio Canova was a Venetian sculptor famous for his marble sculptures of nudes, delicately detailed and classically refined. Canova is the quintessential neoclassical sculptor; his work marked a return to the classical order following the grandiose theatrics of the Baroque movement.

Both Canova's father and grandfather were stonecutters and as soon as young Antonio could hold a pencil, he began to follow into the family profession and quickly became attached to his art.By 1775, Canova had opened his own studio and his first sculpture was deemed so realistic, that he was accused of making plaster casts from live models. In 1779, Canova settled in Rome, where he was strongly influenced by classical antiquity. Theseus Slaying the Centaur first established Canova's fame in Rome as a sculptor.

Among Canova 's greatest sculptures were the tombs for two popes, Clement XIII and Clement XIV, the former flanked by Canova's Grand Lions. Canova's sculpture of Cupid and Psyche, however, was the sculpture most admired by his contemporaries along with his other sculptures depicting the mythological.

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