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Roman goddess Minerva, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., circa 1915-1930

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Alternate title:Minerva, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Summary:A mosaic of the Roman goddess Minerva from the interior of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., circa 1915-1930. Mosaic caption reads: "Nil invita Minerva quae momentum aere perennius execit." Back caption reads: "Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom. Mosaic--By Elihu Vedder. She is here portrayed as displaying a scroll held in her left hand, upon which is insribed [sic] a list of the Sciences, Arts and Letters. In her right hand she carries her spear; upon her breast is the aegis, with its Gorgon's head, plates of steel, and border of twisted serpents; and at her feet lie helmet and shield. On her right is the owl; on her left a statuette of Nike, the Winged Victory of the Greeks, standing upon a globe, and extending a wreath of victory and the palm branch of peace. The background shows a fair stretching landscape, and the sun of prosperity sheds its effulgence over all. From Practical Guide Library of Congress." Postcard number: R-65057.
Provider:B.S. Reynolds Co.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
1921-1930
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:Libraries
Library of Congress
Mosaics
Interiors
Art
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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