A Time of Gifts 2019

The smallest of our labrys pendants, inspired by the double axe of the ancient Minoans. This little gem is gently rounded on both sides.

The labrys was a recurrent motif in the art and jewellery of this ancient civilization and was often found during the Bronze Age archaeological recovery at the Palace of Knossos on Crete.

It is known to have a strong religious significance, 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 pendant comes to us from one of the foremost and most 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.

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dimensions Drop when worn: 2cm Width: 1.5cm

double-axe labrys pendant (mini)

  • Code: JV-102
  • Status: In Stock
  • £20.00

  • excl tax: £16.67