Athenian helmet with owl (bronze) 12cm
Athenian helmet: originated in ancient Greece and took its name from the city-state of Athens. It was a helmet made of bronze which in its later styles covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth. A large curved projection protected the nape of the neck.Out of combat, a Greek hoplite would wear the helmet tipped upward for comfort.
Owl: was a symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy, before the Greeks gave their pantheon human forms. According to myth, an owl sat on Athena's blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. In Ancient Greece, the owl was a symbol of a higher wisdom, and it was also a guardian of the Acropolis.
|High quality product, handmade in Greece with bronze casting process and museum-like oxidization.|
|Height :12 cm|