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Városvédő Athené

Athena City Protector

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)
Carlo Adami & Antal Károly
1785 (1964)

Budapest /  Városvédő Athené   Budapest /  Városvédő Athené


Statue of Athena with the coat of arms of Buda on the shield.


városvédő athené
carlo adami alkotása
Athena City Protector
Created by Carlo Adami


In 1785 placed in a fountain on Szentháromság tér, which was demolished in the 19th century. The statue was privately owned until the city bought it in 1928. The present statue is a replica made in 1964 by Antal. The original is kept in a museum (where?).


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Location (N 47°30'5" - E 19°2'0")

Item Code: hubp062; Photograph: 7 September 2012
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