Owls have long been associated with wisdom, knowledge, vision and judgement. The ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena (after whom Athens is named), often was depicted with a little owl. The same is true of Minerva, Athena’s Roman version. And, in ancient times, an owl spotted during a time of crises was considered a very good omen. Owls are still popular today; in addition to their association with knowledge, owls are considered regal, observant and, well, cute.
The pair of 1920’s bronze-clad bookends, shown above, depict a sculpted and somewhat-professorial owl. Let him contribute his wisdom to your desk, bookshelf or office—or to anyone whom you think could use a little more of his well-regarded attributes. Please click on the photo above to learn more about the pair.
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