A gaudily painted Mexican Madonna statue. Madonna as in Jesus, not Madonna as in Sean Penn.
Neither Mr. Athena nor I are religious. I did, however, grow up Catholic, and a good friend and I used to giggle about the Madonna-in-a-Bathtubs that are common 'round here. When she was returning from Mexico about ten years ago, while waiting to go through customs there was a guy going from car to car, selling stuff. She spotted the Madonna and bought it for me.
I like it. It sits on my landing. But I’m sure more than a few people have wondered why Mr. Athena and I have a religious statue hanging around our house, since we’re both pretty rabidly anti-religion.