Iberian Bronze Votive of a Female Warrior - FZ.047 Origin: Spain Circa: 600
BC Dimensions:4.75" (12.1cm) high x 2.375" (6.0cm) wide Catalogue: V1 Collection: Classical Style: Iberian Medium: Bronze
This forceful female figure--grasping a sword--may be the Iberian equivalent of Athena, goddess of wisdom and war. Her open stance suggests that she would willingly take on all challenges and win. We are hypnotized by her unabashed boldness, and our imaginations drift to the person who centuries ago dedicated this powerful female image in return for a favor from the gods.