This bronze statue is inspired from the European Eagle Owl combined with the modern West symbolism for knowledge and wisdom. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens’ patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol. Marija Gimbutas traces veneration of the owl as a goddess, among other birds, to the culture of Old Europe, long pre-dating Indo-European cultures.
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Material: Non-Hollow Bronze Casting with Gold Finish