* MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – VERY DETAILED *
Our creations are products of top quality and high aesthetics, handmade by skilled and specially trained artisans.
Height : 24,5 cm (9.65 in)
Width : 10 cm (3.94 in)
Weight: 720 gr (1.59 lb)
(Please note that there might be a slight difference on the statue’s height or their weight as they are all handmade).
Material & Manufacture process: Cast Alabaster
Cast Alabaster statues are made
from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek Alabaster
stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a
glue. Alabaster was very widely used for small sculpture for indoor use in
the ancient world, especially in Ancient Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia. The
mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. Because the
powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this
method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is
natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone, which gives it a look and feel of
solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the
finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn’t
have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our statues are
not carved. The alabaster we use is not the calcite alabaster variety which is
also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster, or Oriental alabaster. Natural
marble statues are hand carved and command a very hefty price. Our product
offerings are intended to be affordable to the majority public.
About Athena – Minerva
Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, mathematics, olive oil,strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Minerva is the Roman goddess identified with Athena. Athena is known for her calm temperament, as she moves slowly to anger. She is noted to have only fought for just reasons, and would not fight without a purpose. Athena is portrayed as a shrewd companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour.