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A lovely palmful of carved marble in the form of a stylised and abstract little bird, inspired by an original in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.

mini marble dove

SKU: MA-04
  • dimensions

    Length: 8cm Height: 7cm
  • more about doves

    Turtle-doves, which the Greeks call 'peristeri', were, in Greek mythology, the birds of love, sacred to the goddess Aphrodite. Doves were said to draw her heavenly chariot, and her seven daughters, the Pleiades, are known as the 'flock of doves'. The bird was also sacred to Demeter, the goddess of the fertility of the earth.

    There is also reference of the dove with an olive branch, representing Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace and harmony.

  • the Greek marble collection

    All the pieces in the Greek marble collection are produced by the Semitekolo workshop, who also produce the gorgeous bronzes.

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