Extremely feminine piece with original Hellenistic charm. Due to the unusual nature regarding size and fit, it is quite size specific so please don't hesitate to contact us for more information before ordering to make sure it will have a comfortable fit that you need.
This extremely impressive piece holds its honorary item code number #1 in our jewelry catalog since 1960 and perhaps for several good reasons as it is definitively ancient Greek and in many ways embodies, in our opinion, much of the finesse the splendor of Hellenistic and Archaic jewelry heritage.
This is more an 'armlet' than a bracelet as it is designed especially for the forearm - just below elbow as customarily worn in the ancient Hellenistic era.. or on the upper arm - size permitting.
The item is hand-made and assembled from several pieces, vividly carved and assembled by skilled artisans to obtain this remarkable and solid and finely designed ornament of Grecian jewelry.
Quite a few animals had sacred significance for the Minoans. The snake cult in particular embodied a spirit that protected the home. It was this attribute of the snake by which the "snake goddess" is identified as the "household Goddess" and the welfare of the Minoan family with the powerful attributes associated with the symbolism of the serpent.