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Owl Weathervane – Athena

Owl of Athena Weather Vane


Our Owl of Athena Weathervane was first commissioned to top one of two cupolas on a new barn. In wanting to acknowledge the intelligence of the birds that visit their barn, these customers chose this classic stylized representation of the Owl of Athena for one cupola and a Cawing Crow Weathervane for the other. Historically the Owl of Athena has come to be thought of as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the western world.

This copper vane is crafted in high detail, swell-bodied style. It is also what we refer to as a mirror image, meaning both sides are facing out. The arrow and fletching were chosen to compliment the Craftsman Style of the home and barn. Brown glass was chosen for the eyes and optional gold leafing was selected for the feet, beak, and eye ring. This sculpture piece will weather beautifully and the gilding will be a great, eye-catching contrast for many decades, as the copper becomes first brown, then darker brown, and eventually begins to show some signs of green patina.

We give a 10% discount on the full order when a customer orders more than one weather vane at the same time.