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Labrys is the term for a double-headed axe, known in ancient Greece as a pelekys.
The double-axe was a recurrent motif in the art and jewellery of the ancient Minoans and was especially associated with priestesses. To find a labrys in the hands of a Minoan woman indicated that she held a powerful position within this colourful, artistic and sophisticated culture, which flourished on Crete and Santorini ca 2700-1500 BC.
Below is an image of the labrys earrings with one of our bronze labrys.
Handmade for us in Greece, this jewellery collection is inspired by ancient Greek coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.
These earrings are made of sterling silver, hallmarked '925'.
Read more about the significance of the Labrys in Minoan Crete in Insights on our WordPress site.
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