Minerva Figurine

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by kardinalisimo, May 17, 2019 at 7:38 PM.

  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    7A5D4C6E-824E-4028-8639-6D83C9646810.jpeg 3458780C-EF21-495F-BD9D-95E099EE2E91.jpeg 551FA5BB-E22F-4FD3-91E8-9C5910A1A6D7.jpeg 437266A9-C25F-4536-8124-03D252BD3580.jpeg Likely souvenir from Greece but wonder if the marks have any significance?
     
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Fix the typo in your title so that if we ever want to find Minerva again we can. Where is the mark in the last photo located?
     
  3. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    It might be alpha theta, the first 2 letters of Athena.
     
  5. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Now I’m thinking that it could also be Italian It looks Etruscan style.
     
  6. Dawnno

    Dawnno Well-Known Member

    Owl of Athena, statue has breasts. I think @Bronwen nailed it.
     
  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    There are Attic coins with her owl & the first few letters of the names of the goddess and her namesake city-state.
     
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The statue of Minerva in the lobby of my alma mater is wincing in pain to see this depiction.
     
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  10. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    What’s wrong with the depiction? Is the Alma Mater statue in Etruscan style?
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    HAHA!!!! Good catch, @Dawnno!!!!!:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::smuggrin::smuggrin::smuggrin::D:D
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Your Athena is not Etruscan, but made in the ancient Greek Geometric style. Yes, there is such a thing.:playful:
    It is probably based on a museum bronze. Maybe not an exact copy, but close enough to be recognizably Greek Geometric. So a true Athena, not Minerva.;)
    The Greeks value the Geometric style as much as the Classic style, and these are sold as nice quality souvenirs.
     
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