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Past Exhibition

The Peace of Münster

Silver gilt medal of Hercules and Minerva standing on either side of a pile of weapons and armor; between them, two branches, oak and olive, are tied together. In her right hand, Minerva holds seven arrows representing the seven provinces of the Netherlands. Above, heavenly rays emanate from the name of Jehovah in Hebrew. Two cherubs support a banderole. In the center of the field, two other cherubs hold a smaller banderole

Jan (Johannes) Lutma the Elder (ca. 1584–1669)
The Peace of Münster, dated 1648
Gilt silver, two cast shells soldered together
Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.18 cm)
Scher Collection

Cat. 78