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Drawing, Recto: Minerva, or "Arma" (Allegory of the Art of War), preliminary design for pl. 2 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso, above: Deer Hunt with Lassos; Below: Board Hunt with Shotguns

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and collaborator: Luigi Alamanni. It is dated 1594-1596 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and wash on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

11.8 × 14.8 cm (4 5/8 × 5 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto: "minerva / civet" / ".4." Verso: "..... ossibus / ......utro/ ...rperat natoisque illbie decepta putavit esse / suos caveis et iniquo carcere clausos"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Recto: Minerva, or "Arma" (Allegory of the Art of War), preliminary design for pl. 2 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso, above: Deer Hunt with Lassos; Below: Board Hunt with Shotguns; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink, brush and wash on paper; 11.8 × 14.8 cm (4 5/8 × 5 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2663

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