A magnificent bronze labrys, mounted on wood, and placed on a marble base.
giant bronze labrys double-axe on a marble base
- Height: 45cm Width: 38cm Depth:13cm
The double axe or labrys was a recurrent motif in the art and jewellery of the Minoans. It especially associated with priestesses, and 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 on Santorini ca 2700-1500 BC.
The labrys today is a symbol of feminist strength, strong women, and of the kinship of lesbian women around the world.