Inspired by the myrtle tree, which is believed to be a symbol of beauty and youth, we created a work of art using two large branches twined in hand, where the endings are many small twigs with blossoms on them. The sculpture is made of brass, plated in silver solution 999° and mounted on an acrylic base (plexiglass).
Dimensions: 15cm x 20cm x 4cm
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The Myrtle is evergreen plant, with white flowers, which belongs to the family Myrtaceae. The ancient Myrtus was the sacred plant of Paphia Venus (Aphrodite) and it was a symbol of virginity, beauty and youth.
According to greek mythology, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born from the foam of the waves and surfaced in Paphos, in Cyprus. When she came out of the sea, she run and hide behind myrtle trees. The ancient Greeks wore crowned themselves with myrtle wreaths in many rituals and the ancient jewellers created unique jewels, in the shape of the leaves and the flowers of the myrtle. The plant was also used as an ornamental plant in the temples and was particularly useful in pharmacy, as mentioned by the pharmacologist and botanist Dioscorides.
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