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.
She 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.
Athena has been 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.
This slimline rendition of the goddess shows her wearing a Corinthian helmet, holding a spear and a shield. On the shield you can see an olive wreath and an owl.
|dimensions etc||height: 31cm|
bronze Athena with shield and spear
- Code: BS-72
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £104.17