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Minerva Tile Relief

Athena or Pallas Athena (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.
(Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva)
Yvonne Hudson Rusbridge
1970s

Chichester /  Minerva Tile Relief   Chichester /  Minerva Tile Relief

Description

Ceramic tile relief (4 x 1 meter) depicting Minerva with an owl on her shoulder and watching the flight of a swift. There are several other birds depicted, such as a lapwing, a chough, a crow, a herring gull, a curlew, a bittern, a kestrel, a sparrowhawk, a cormorant and a swallow.

Signature

hudson

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°50'17" W 0°46'43"

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