|M i n e r v a p r o
t e c t i n g P a x f r o m M a r s
The central figure represents Pax - peace - in the person of Ceres, Goddess of the earth,
sharing her bounty with the group of figures in the foreground.
To the right of Pax, Minerva, Goddess of wisdom, drives away Mars, God of war.
Painted by Rubens (1629-1630)
London, The National Gallery
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