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]


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]


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]


Behind the scenes

  • The statue is based on a statue in the Paris Opera, named Pythia.
    • The name of the sculpture could be derived from the real sculpture of the statue that is located in the Paris Opera. It is a statue called "Pythia," which is a representation of the Delphi pythoness.


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