Continental Bronze Figure of Athena in Battle, with left arm raised holding a shield with a grotesque mask on the face and the right hand clutching a spear. Circa 3rd quarter 19th century to 1st quarter 20th century. Mounted on a black marble plinth with two Sheaffer’s fountain pens each having 14k gold nibs. Also mounted as a desk lamp with dual sockets each with chain pulls. All of this sits on an additional thick wood plinth. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena is portrayed as a shrewd companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. Measures 25.5in to top of finial, 12.5 to top of shield, 11.25in wide.7in deep. Condition: Bronze is in excellent condition, few small chips to marble plinth and a small crack on back of plinth, one of the pen holders is a little melted around the top rim. These defects are typical for the age and noticeable only under scrutiny.
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