A delicate double-axe pendant engraved on both sides with a geometric line decoration.
Labrys is the term for a double-headed axe, known in ancient Greece as a pelekys. The axe was a recurrent motif in the art and frescoes of the Minoans on Crete and appears to have been used exclusively by Minoan priestesses as a ceremonial item. Of all the Minoan religious symbols, the labrys was the holiest.
To find such an axe in the hands of a Minoan woman would indicate that she held high status.
It's All Greek's collection of jewellery is hand-made in Greece. Please note that chains are not supplied.
|dimensions etc||Drop: 3cm Width: 1.8cm Please note that we do not supply chains.|
labrys double-axe pendant (small)
- Code: JM-77P
- Status: In Stock
- ex UK VAT: £137.50