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Agate Bust of Minerva by Wilhelm Schmidt

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Agate Bust of Minerva by Wilhelm Schmidt

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This bust of Minerva is an exceptional depiction of the Goddess of War

Key Features

  • This outstanding bust of Minerva was crafted by German sculptor Wilhelm Schmidt
  • This elegant work is believed to have been created for the 1892 Universal Exhibition in Munich
  • The bust is masterfully executed in luxurious agate and onyx
  • Gilt brass and blued steel comprise the helmet, breastplate and hair
  • This a truly regal and powerful depiction of the goddess of war
  • This sculpture is signed and dated W.Schmidt / 1887-1891
  • 13 1/2 high

Item Details

  • Height:
    13 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Europe
Believed to have been crafted for the 1892 Universal Exhibition in Munich by German sculptor Wilhelm Schmidt, this stunning bust of Minerva was created in luxurious agate and onyx. The helmet, breastplate and hair are masterfully executed in blued steel and gilded repouss√© brass, giving this goddess of war a commanding air. The quality and materials used in this bust's creation denote its possible inclusion in such a prestigious exhibition. 

Wilhelm Schmidt (1842-1922) was a prominent Eastern European sculptor and carver of the late 19th century. A student of the renowned professor of drawing and architecture Ludwig Schmidt, Wilhelm worked primarily in the region of Reutlengen and exhibited his works to a world-wide audience.

This sculpture is signed and dated "W.Schmidt / 1887-1891"

13 1/2" high

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