Inv. n°: MMoCA442

Roman Bust of Minerva

Hollow cast bronze complemented by cold-working. Finely crafted face of the goddess with slightly open mouth, expressive pierced eyes, and curly hair. She wears an Apulian-Corinthian helmet with an elaborate high crest and a front section featuring a human face, the upper part of her body covered by an aegis with an intricately chiselled leaf pattern.

h. 8 cm

2nd century AD



  • Ex Dr. K. L. Private Collection, Berlin, 1950s
  • Acquired at Hermann Historica, Auction 58, Munich, 7th October 2009, lot 94


  • Hermann Historica, Auction 58, Munich, 7th October 2009, lot 94
  • J. Spier, "Roman Bronzes" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 141, fig. 40
  • Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, March/April 2019, vol. 30, no. 2, p. 20, fig. 20


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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