Cushion cover with an ancient owl design embroidery in ecru

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Cushion cover with an ancient owl design and Greece embroidery in ecru cloth with silver, olive green and purple threads.

Silver tetradrachm coin at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon depicting the owl of Athena (circa 480–420 BC). The inscription “ΑΘΕ” is an abbreviation of ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ, which may be translated as “of the Athenians”. In daily use the Athenian drachmas were called glaukes (γλαῦκες, owls).

In Greek mythology, a little owl (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom, or Minerva, her syncretic incarnation in Roman mythology. Because of such association, the bird — often referred to as the “owl of Athena” or the “owl of Minerva” — has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world (from Wikipedia).

Dimensions: 43 x 43 cm (16.9 * 16.9 inches approx.)

Additional information

Weight0.17 kg
Dimensions43 × 43 cm

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