Minerva Protecting Peace from Mars

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Peace and War (1629).jpg

Minerva protecting Peace from Mars or Peace and War is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens. He produced it in London between 1629 and 1630, during a diplomatic mission from the Spanish Netherlands to Charles I of England. It is now in the National Gallery, London.

It shows Minerva (goddess of war, wisdom and crafts) fighting off Mars, with a nude figure of Peace in the centre.

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