A Time of Gifts 2019

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Athena, daughter of Zeus, was the goddess of intelligence, wisdom, resourcefulness and strategic thought. She was also the protectress of women and female crafts. She was born, fully-armed, from the head of her father Zeus and is usually depicted in full armour: helmet, shield, spear and snake-fringed aegis.

Athena was the patron goddess of Athens, to which she gave her name and the gift of the olive. She favoured the heroes Herakles, Jason, Achilles, Perseus and Odysseus, and was associated with Nike, goddess of achievement and victory.

Her symbol was the owl, which you can see here on either side of her forehead.

This bronze mask is cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique. Also, please allow for variations of a millimetre or two from the specified measurements.

dimensions Height: 25cm

bronze mask of Athena

  • Code: BM-03
  • Status: email for timescale
  • £225.00

  • excl tax: £187.50