Greek Owl statue – Emblem of Goddess Pallas Athena
This Greek owl statue is a miniature is a reproduction of an ancient Greek aryballos, The owl was the emblem of the Goddess Pallas Athena. It was created using the shape of an ancient owl. The aryballos had a hole in the bottom at the feet area so that a string could be attached enabling the flask to be hung up. Its owner could then carry it around the perfume bottle at his wrist when visiting the bathhouse for applying a refreshing scent.
A little bit of History
Corinthian Aryballos or Greek owl is dated 650-625 B.C. The two preceding centuries of Greek pottery manufacturing had been dominated by Athen’s geometric style characterized by geometric patterns. Due to the resurgence of trade with areas to the east of Greece in the 7th century, Corinth developed its own style for manufacturing pottery which emphasized orientalized details, characterized by the use of plant and animal motifs. During the Late Proto-Corinthian era, potters and decorators specialized in the manufacture of small Aryballoi or flasks for oil or perfume, which were easy to export.
Our Greek owl is part of the Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection of museum replicas.
- Made from resin
- Hand-painted finish
- Black base
- Measures: 2″H x 2.5’W x 2.25″D