The Unidentified Magical Statue was a bronze statue depicting a woman sitting on a pedestal, located in Paris. It served as entrance to Montmartre, the wizarding part of Paris.[1]

Description

To non-magical individuals, the statue would appear as any ordinary statue, but when a magical individual was near, the statue would become animated, providing entrance to Paris' counterpart of Diagon Alley. The statue came to life when approached by wizards and witches — the statue would move its leg and dress away from the pedestal it was set on, opening the passage.[1]

History

In 1927, Porpentina Goldstein, Newton Scamander and Jacob Kowalski used the statue to gain entrance to Montmartre, the wizarding part of Paris for their missions.[2]

In 2010s, this moving statue appeared as a Foundable during the Calamity. Volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force were able to return it to its original time and place.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • The statue is based on a real world statue named Pythia,[4] sculpted by Swiss artist Marcello,[5] located in the Paris Opera.
    • "Pythia," also known as the Oracle of Delphi,[6] is a representation of the Delphi pythoness.

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