Condition: New, Handmade in Greece. Material: Alabaster aged Height: 6 cm (2.4") Width: 10 cm (4") Weight: 180 g
The owl was the symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy. According to myth, an owl sat on Athena's blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. In Ancient Greece, the owl was a symbol of a higher wisdom, and it was also a guardian of the Acropolis. The owl figure was frequently depicted in the art and coinage of ancient Athens.