The gentle curved feminine form of the Cycladic 'violos' inspires this little pendant.
These violin-shaped representations of the female form originate from the early Cycladic 'Grotta-Pelos' culture, during the third millenium BC. They are remarkable for their abstract simplicity and are thought to have inspired modern day artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore.
Cycladic art originates from the Cyclades, a group of islands in the southwestern Aegean, comprising some thirty small islands, including Naxos and Paros, which were known for the quality of their marble. The ancient Greeks called these islands the kyklades, imagining them as a circle (kyklos) around the sacred island of Delos, the site of the holiest sanctuary to Apollo and the islands thought to be the birthplace of the god and his twin sister Artemis.
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.
Shown here with the larger violos pendant:
|dimensions||Drop: 3cm Width: 1.5cm|
Cycladic violos figurine pendant
- Code: JV-143
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £20.83