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The Priests of Pallas Ball (i)
An original promotional poster for the Priests of Pallas Masquerade Ball held on October 14th, 2005 at the Kansas City Union Station. The middle left of the print portrays an image of Minerva the Roman goddess of wisdom, strategic warfare, sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Surrounding the head of Minerva are descriptive text "MINERVA" and "ROMANA" that identify the persona of the figure. Below Minerva is an owl, a symbol associated with this Goddess to represent knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition. Located at the bottom of the print is a figure dressed in priestly garb riding on the back of an eagle in flight. The background of this print is a mixture of colors, that are predominately blue, but also contains pigments of green, brown and white. The following text "The Priests of Pallas Ball" is framed by a highly stylized white stencil that contains grape vines, leaves, and two side visages. Below this is an additional stylized white stencil framing the text "October 14, 2005" and "Union Station". This stencil contains a crown, branches and a pheasant. Additional visible text on the print includes "The best thing to come back since prohibition ended." Throughout the print there are light impressions of hand-written text.