Thistlethwaite Americana | The Owl of Wisdom
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The Owl of Wisdom


Circa 1920


7 1/2″ H


Owls standing on books has long been an associated as a symbol of wisdom. This black owl with piercing eyes standing on a stack of three books was in a wonderful Washington D.C. folk art collection and was perched proudly on a shelf. When we saw him, we had to have him.


WHY WE LOVE IT: We hope it will convey some wisdom to us while setting next to our antique books!