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The lyre is one of the most iconic instruments associated with ancient Greek culture.

According to Greek mythology, the young god Hermes stole a herd of sacred cows from his cousin, the god Apollo. From the entrails of one of the cows he made strings, and from the shell of a tortoise, he created the lyre. Apollo heard the lovely sound of the instrument and his anger at the theft was assuaged.

lyre brooch

SKU: JV-310
  • dimensions

    Height of lyre - 5cm Width of lyre at widest point - 4cm
  • 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.

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