Byzantine Silver Earrings

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This beautiful pair of earrings is a copy of the original gold earrings, sculpted in hand, that are kept at the Monastery of Kykkos. We created the earrings, inspired by the Byzantine art in Cyprus during the Early Christian - Early Byzantine period (4th - 7th century A.D.). A cross at the center of each earring and two facing peacocks are depicted. A piece of jewellery made of silver 999°, for the admirers of the Byzantine era.

Dimensions: 4 cm x 4,5 cm x 1,5 mm

Every jewellery is offered in gift packaging.

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All of our creations are handmade and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a guarantee of our workshop.

Estimated delivery time :            - Greece : 5 working days

                                                   - Europe : 7 - 10 working days

                                                   - Rest of world : 10 - 28 working days

The original pair of golden earrings is from the Royal Monastery of Kykkos in Cyprus. The Holy, Royal and Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos, is one of the wealthiest and best-known monasteries in Cyprus.

Cyprus developed and preserved  for thousands of  years its own culture. At the crossroads of three continents and at the meeting point of  great civilizations, the island absorbed different influences, but nevertheless remaining a centre of Hellenic culture and retaining definitively its greek character.

During the Early Christian - Early Byzantine Period (4th-7th centuries AD), the Church of Cyprus managed to assure its autocephaly and to develop significant activity. The artifacts of silversmiths are evidence of the very high degree of culture, which the island achieved during this era.

Byzantine art is mainly ecclesiastical art, which was born after the recognition of Christianity as an official religion of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great and the transfer of the capital of the empire to Constantinople, in 330 A.D.. The main characteristics of Byzantine Art are interiority, symbolism and transcendence. Symbols as the peacocks, which are used in this particular jewel, are very common in this era and they are used by the artist to depict the natural world, projecting mainly their spiritual substance.  

Area:
Cyprus
Date:
4th - 7th century A.D.
Dimensions (WxHxD):
4 cm x 4,5 cm
Gross Weight:
60 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Silver
Subcategory:
Earrings
Weight:
20 gr

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