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.
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.