The blades of this delicate labrys are engraved on both sides with a geometric pattern.
Labrys is the term for a double-headed axe, known in ancient Greece as a pelekys. It 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 Minoan symbols, the labrys was the holiest. To find the axe in the hands of a Minoan woman would suggest strongly that she held a powerful position within Minoan culture.
The Minoans flourished on Crete and Thera (Santorini) 5000 years ago. Our collection of reproduction artefacts and jewellery, all made in Greece, reflect this colourful, vibrant, artistic and sophisticated civilisation.
|dimensions etc||Drop: 2cm Width: 1cm|
labrys double-axe pendant (mini)
- Code: JM-81P
- Status: In Stock
- ex UK VAT: £75.00