The head of a lion with bared teeth and splendid mane forms this chunky pendant!
lion head pendant (large)
Symbol of strength, courage and protection. The Greeks regarded lions as the guardians of shrines, entrances and palaces, such as the Lion Gate at Mycenae, and as protectors of the hearth and home.
In Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, heroes such as Achilles are compared with lions at moments of extreme passion and power. Herakles, in his first labour, overcame the hitherto invincible Nemean lion, and thereafter wore the impenetrable lionskin.
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.