The lyre is one of the most iconic instruments associated with ancient Greek culture.
According to Greek mythology, the young god Hermes stole a herd of sacred cows from his cousin, the god Apollo. From the entrails of one of the cows he made strings, and from the shell of a tortoise, he created the lyre. Apollo heard the lovely sound of the instrument and his anger at the theft was assuaged.
This jewellery collection comes to us from one of the foremost and well established silver jewellery manufacturers in Greece. We are proud to have been working with them for over a decade.
The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold 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.
|dimensions etc||Height of lyre - 5cm Width of lyre at widest point - 4cm|
- Code: JV-310
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £41.67