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Minerva's Visit to the Muses

Painting by Joos de Momper / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Minerva's Visit to the Muses is an oil on oak panel painting by Flemish painter Joos de Momper. The painting depicts a scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses, which tells of Minerva visiting the muses on Mount Helicon, to listen to their song and see the Hippocrene. In the painting, the scene takes place in a wooded mountain side. At the same time, a pastel, distant landscape is depicted in the background. The painting is currently housed at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.[3][4][1]

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Minerva's Visit to the Muses[1]
ArtistJoos de Momper
YearLate 16th century or early 17th century
MediumOil on panel[2]
Dimensions140 cm × 55.1 cm (199 in × 78.3 in)
LocationRoyal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Pallas, after she had long admired that fountain, flowing where the hoof had struck, turned round to view the groves of ancient trees; the grottoes and the grass bespangled