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K8.10 THE OWL OF ATHENA

Owl of Athena | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre CA2192
Beazley Archive No. 213371
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Skyphos
Painter -
Date ca 475 - 450 B.C.
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

A comical depiction of the owl of the goddess Athena. The little bird wears a crested helm and wields a spear and shield in its human-like arms. It faces an olive frond (not shown).

ARTICLES

Athena