An elegant, oval pendant with the iconic staff and serpent motif. The back is flat and smooth.
healing serpent of Asklepios pendant
dimensionsDrop: 3.75cm Width: 2.75cm The pendant is flat on the reverse, so it sits very comfortably!
more about the serpent
As a symbol of healing and protection, the serpent was associated with the cult of Asklepios, god of medicine.
The Greeks feared it for its tremendous powers, but it was also revered as a defender and guardian. It was a symbol of regeneration and renewal, and the Romans later regarded it as representing the spirit, or 'genius', of the family.
about this collection of jewellery
It has been a privilege to work with the Vaphiadis family since 2007. They are one of the best manufacturers of sterling silver jewellery in Greece.
The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.