Labrys is the term for a double-headed axe, known in ancient Greece as a pelekys.

The double-axe 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 Santorini ca 2700-1500 BC.

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double-axe labrys earrings

  • Code: JV-087
  • Status: In Stock
  • £60.00

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