|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Athens, Acropolis|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 500 BC - ca. 480 BC|
H 0.95 m
Head turned slightly to right, wings folded back. The owl was associated with Athena, its image here possibly as a symbol of her city.
Condition: Nearly complete
Missing beak, right and lower left leg. Mended across lower body. Surface slightly abraded.
Found in 1840 either north of the Parthenon or near the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia.