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Owl of Athena with shield & spear | Greek vase, Athenian red figure skyphos

K8.10 OWL OF ATHENE

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre CA2192
Beazley Archive Number: 213371
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Skyphos
Painter: --
Date: ca 475 - 450 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

A comical depiction of the owl of Athene. The little bird wears a crested helm and wields in its human-like arms and hands a spear and shield. It advances towards an olive frond.

ARTICLESAthene

 
 
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