The double axe, or 'labrys' 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 on Santorini ca 2700-1500BC.
This bronze labrys is cast for us, in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique. Also, please allow for variations of a millimetre or two from the specified height.
It is mounted on sturdy wood which is then mounted on a marble base.
Read more about the significance of the Labrys in Minoan Crete in Insights on our archived WordPress site.
|dimensions||Height: 47.5cm Width: 38cm Depth:13cm|
giant bronze double-axe on a marble base
- Code: MM-01
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £250.00