Bracelet with two ancient Cypriot Figurines, Silver

Cyprus
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Bracelet with two silver miniature figurines inspired by findings of ancient Cypriot culture. The two little figurines, made of silver 925°, are the well known cruciform figurine and the bull-shaped rhyton. The bracelet is braided by hand with black satin cord with a turquoise stone for blessing and good luck! The cord can easily be adjusted in your hand! A unique jewelry gift for all ages!

Dimension of the bracelet: 18cm

Dimensions of the charms: 2cm

Dimension of the stone: 1-1,5cm

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The crusiform figutines were made of stone and they depicted human forms in the shape of a cross. They were produced in Cyprus during the chalcolithic period (3900-2500 BC). Cross-shaped figurines have been found at the district of Paphos, like the Idol of Pomos. Cruciform figurines are mostly found in child and female burials, and in all probability reflect religious beliefs about fertility and re-generation. Beliefs associated with perceptions of the afterlife are not excluded.

The bull-shaped rhytons were ritual vessels with two holes. They were used for offering liberations (wine, olive oil) to the gods and are found frequently in sanctuaries but also in graves. Zoomorphic rhytons were particularly popular in Cyprus. Those in the shape of a bull are considered to be distinctively Cypriot creations. The bull was one of the paramount religious symbols of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations in the Late Bronze Age and was linked with fertility as well as with supernatural strength.

Ancient findings from Cyprus are exhibited at The Cycladic Art Museum in Athens.

Area:
Cyprus
Details:
with black satin cord
Dimensions (WxHxD):
18 cm
Gross Weight:
34 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Sterling Silver 925°
Subcategory:
Bracelet
Weight:
12 gr

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