Athena, or The Thread Never Broke

Athena, or The Thread Never Broke


The newest addition to Laura's Gods & Goddesses series is Athena, the goddess of wisdom, war strategies and artisans. 

"Athena, or The Thread Never Broke" is filled with antique and new found objects, some that Laura has had for up to 25 years. Athena's torso is from a vintage Winged Victory bookend. Perfume bottle stoppers make Zeus's eye and nostril. A vintage metal mask embellished with solder snake hair is Medusa's head. There is a corkscrew shield, and different minerals, including jade and bismuth. There are antique bottles and chandelier prisms, telescope lens filters, antique toy soldiers from France. An ambrotype is Pallas. A solid bronze soup tureen handle is the half boy/ half serpent Erichthonius whom Athena cared for until he became king. A German porcelain shard is Arachne with spider legs. Laura shaped her to resemble the Dante's Divine Comedy illustration of Arachne by Gustav Dore. There is part of a dragonfly, different owls, an olive tree.

17 x 27 inches, not including stand and pedestal. 

Please contact Laura directly for pricing and shipping details. 

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