This beautiful statue portrays Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war, as though she were sculpted of bronze, armored as a hoplite warrior with the owl of wisdom landing upon her shoulder. Measures 12" tall.
Athena or Athene, often given the epithet Pallas, is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare, who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name. She is usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena]