From a recent estate sale we are pleased to offer this great rare antique 19th Century Victorian bronzed cast metal statue of Athena or Minerva on a circular wooden plinth. Un-Signed C. 1865-1900
A wonderful heirloom statue of this renowned Greek or Roman Goddess. In Greek religion and mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva is the Roman goddess identified with Athena. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavor. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Pantheons), in her honor.
This is an exquisite example of Victorian era fine casting. The artistic details and fine depth in the casting are exactly what you expect from a Master Shop. Athena or Minerva is depicted standing holding her staff.
This wonderful antique piece will display wonderfully in any Edwardian, Victorian, Art Nouveau or Classical style décor. She will show nicely in a variety of display choices because of her size and will anchor any Greek Goddess, Roman Goddess or antique statue collection. A magnificent Collector piece that will not last long!
Height: Approximately 14 Inches Base Diameter: 5 Inches Weight: 7 lbs packaged Condition: Very Good – No Damage Noted - Only normal use indicators commensurable with age.
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