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Athena - Statuette of the Goddess - 25cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302141115347 Athena was the favorite daughter of Zeus, born fully armed from his forehead. She was the protector and patron of the City of Athens that was named after her. The Athenians built the Parthenon on the Acropolis for her glory. Athena or Athene, also referred to as Pallas Athena/ Athene is the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Romans identified the goddess as Minerva. Plato identified her with the Egyptian deity Neith. Her form has been used to depict Britannia. In mythology is portrayed as a shadowy companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens(Athena Parthenos). In the version of the founding myths, Athena competed with Poseidon (God of Sea) to be the patron deity of Athens, which was yet unnamed. They agreed that each one would give the Athenians on gift and the citizens will choose the gift they preferred. Poseidon struck the ground with his trident and a salt water spring sprang out. This gave them the means of water and trade. Athena, however, offered them the first domesticated olive tree. The citizens accepted the olive tree and with it the patronage of Athena, for the olive tree brought wood, oil and food. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Athena stands 10.23" height (26cm) Lightly painted by hand is the artist perception of Athena. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of alabaster, this classic statue stands on its own podium.This superior marble based material, allows for finer level of detailing. On the same time archaic tones are used for coloring.Stands 10.23" height (26cm)Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A Brand new alabaster statuette of the Goddess Athena (Called Minerva by the Romans)., Type: Statue, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Height: 25cm, Hellenic name: Athena, Latin equivalent: Minerva, Egyptian equivalent: Neith, Profile: Goddess, Group: Olympian Gods

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