the beheading of St. John the Baptist - 1400s Spanish. Gosh, look at the details on this. There are words on her braid case! The weird stripes on her skirt (stuffed casing?). Enormous undersleeves, design on her fabric, beaded trim, tall shoes, etc.
Minerva: goddess of wisdom, learning, art crafts, battle strategy, and industry. Her symbol was the owl. Minerva was also the Roman name of the Greek goddess Athena-- virgin goddess of music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic