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Title

Stained Glass Panel of Minerva

Date

Identifier

RDS_treasures_572_Clarke_Stained glass panel.jpg

Description

A stained glass window depicting Minerva, the emblem of the Royal Dublin Society since the mid-1740s. The subject modelled seated, facing to the front with her head in right profile, wearing a helmet and purple, pink, orange and bronze-coloured robes, her right foot resting on a fasces, holding a spear in her right hand, a cornucopia filled with fruit in her left hand, to her right an oval shield containing an Irish harp, a purple background surrounded by a gold-coloured cartouche above a purple scrolling ribbon inscribed with the motto Nostri Plena Laboris. The head of Medusa which is typically emblazoned on Minerva's shield has ben replaced with the winged Hibernia, a female personification of Ireland.

Source

RDS Treasures Collection

Rights

Copyright RDS Library & Archives. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the RDS Library & Archives.

Relation

RDS Library & Archives

Format

Stained glass

Coverage

Ca.1926

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Stained glass panel

Collection:

RDS Treasures


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Citation

Clarke, Harry Patrick, 1889-1931, “Stained Glass Panel of Minerva,” RDS, accessed December 3, 2021, https://digitalarchive.rds.ie/items/show/3853.

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