An unusual brooch of oval form inspired by a scene from the north frieze of the Parthenon. The panel of the hydriaphoroi or water-carriers, now in the Akropolis Museum in Athens. The panel depicts four men in procession. The first three balance large hydriai (water jars) on their left shoulders whilst the fourth rests his heavy load on the ground. He is followed by a flute player who can be glimpsed at the far right hand edge! The all wear the typical himatia, that leave the chest and one shoulder bare, each has a slightly different posture and the folds of each garment fall in a different way.
Parthenon frieze brooch
- Width: 3cm Height: 2.3cm
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.