Clay Owl replica from the Archaic Period 500 BC. The original is currently on display at the Archaelogical Museum of Athens. The owl is an ancient symbol of the wisdom of Athens and is associated with Athena. This fine museum quality replica is a unique "one of a kind" ceramic reproduction made from clay originating from the same fields where the original was found to ensure the same "look and feel" as the actual piece. All paint decorations were also made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period. This is why this item is hard to distinguish from the original and requires the attached traditional lead stamp (shown as part of the description tag) that identifies it as a reproduction made by an authorized artist. Like the actual museum displays each piece is tagged with its description.Shipped in presentation gift box.Handmade and Imported from Greece. Approx. 76.2mm (3 in) L x 57.2mm (2.4 in) W x 102mm (3.9 in) H Approx. weight 216 grams
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