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Owl Skyphos

Replica Size: H 7.5 cm
Original: red-figured ceramic
Replica: handpainted clay

Greek, Attic, 2nd half of the 5th century B.C.
A skyphos, a vessel with horizontal and vertical handles was used as a general purpose drinking cup. The owl was a symbol of Athens and the city's goddess, Athena. Here it is shown flanked by olive branches - another attribute of Athena. The owl stood for wisdom and was ascribed prophetic powers, it was also considered a symbol of luck.

Article Nr.: 100000000017954-1091-0
€ 95.00 incl. VAT.
100000000017954-1091-0 F 4

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