The owl is one of the bronze birds that decorated the Medici gardens. Stylistically, they occupy a unique place in Italian Renaissance artist Giambologna's oeuvre. They were more loosely more impressionistically we would now say, modeled in wax, which gave them a lively, natural appearance. Material collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Museum Collection. Included is a full color card about artist and artwork in four languages.