Detail of the "Piraeus Athena" bronze statue with a single banded aegis. Athena, one of whose epithets was Glaukopi (translated as "shing-eyed", "bright-eyed" or "owl-faced"). The stone inlays of the eyes really do shine against the dark bronze. It is thought that in her left hand she held a spear or a shield, and in her right a statuette of Nike, an owl or a libation bowl. She wears a Doric peplos, and the cheek coverings of her Corinthian helmet are decorated with owls.