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Image: Minerva and Mercury Arming Perseus for His Encounter with Medusa

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Minerva and Mercury Arming Perseus for His Encounter with Medusa

17th century
562 x 396 mm (22.1 x 15.6 in.)

Jan Harmensz Muller, Dutch, (1571–1628)
After Bartholomaeus Spranger, Flemish, (1546–1611)

Alternative title: Minerva Giving Arms to Perseus, Mercury Fastening the Wings at His Feet
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on heavyweight laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent (exceptional)
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “B. Sprangers inventor./L.M.Q.D.D. Janus Muller Sculptor.”; signed in plate, lower right: “Muller excud. Amsteldami/cI .cI.IV.”
Bibliography: Bartsch 69 (vol. 3, p. 286) with this title; Hollstein 59 (vol. 14, p. 108) with “Fastening the Wings” title, noting that this print is considered “the master-piece of Jan Muller.”
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1986
Accession Number: 1986.1.1

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This object has the following keywords:
  • battles - Use for individual instances of armed conflict between two or more groups. [September 1993 related terms added. December 1992 scope note added. November 1990 descriptor added.]
  • Mercury
  • mythology

  • plate Dimensions: 562 x 396 mm (22.1 x 15.6 in.)

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