Owl of Minerva
Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and of war. The owl was the symbol of her wisdom. Minerva herself was derived from the Greek goddess Athena, who was also often portrayed with her owl.
The sculpure is just one of a range of beautiful ‘Miniature Bronzes’ dating from early Egyptian, through to the late European era.
The Mini Owl of Minerva is bronze plated and supplied in a clear acetate box with an historical information card.