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Briggate Minerva

Athena or Pallas Athena (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.
(Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva)
Andy Scott
2013

Leeds /  Briggate Minerva   Leeds /  Briggate Minerva

Description

Eight-metre tall of 'Minerva' with fabric draped over her outstretched arm. The three stars in her fist symbolise Leeds’ first mayor, Sir Thomas Danby’s coat of arms, while her owl mask serves two important purposes – referencing the city’s beloved mascot and celebrating Leeds’ thriving theatre scene. The statue is made of hand-welded small rectangles of steel. At night, the statue is lit up by lights that change colour, from red to green.

Leeds - Briggate Minerva

Inscription(s)

BRIGGATE
MINERVA

commissioned by
LAND SECURITIES
GROUP PLC
sculpted by
ANDY
SCOTT
march 2013

Leeds - Briggate Minerva

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Location (N 53°47'47" - W 1°32'33")

Item Code: gbyh110; Photograph: 28 July 2019
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