Double-headed eagle of Lagash. The worlds oldest crest. A 5000-year-old emblem of power
A TRULY SPLENDID HEAVY PIECE OF JEWELRY AND WORK OF ART Following the principles of the symbol's legacy, this outstanding piece continues to be made with appropriate skill and full weight in silver by skilled artisans with the philosophy of a long lasting item of value.This piece is identical to it's original 80+ year old extremely rare, museum quality prototype (very small variations may occur from one piece to another as it is NOT production-line manufactured).
The symbolism of the 2-headed eagleThe double-headed eagle of Lagash is the oldest known crest in the world. It was first seen as the emblem of the power of the ancient Sumerian city of Lagash. Since then it was used by an array of cultures and fraternities for a number of symbolic purposes. Amongst these I will note a few mentionned by Phil Elam, 32° Member, "Masonic Brotherhood of the Blue Forget-Me-Not" on the matter has been a most valuable source for this information.
|Depiction||Double Headed Eagles|
|Historic Period||Era: Byzantine|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Length (top to bottom excluding bails or hooks)||38mm (1 and 1⁄2in)|
|Width||28mm (1 and 7/64 inch)|
|Weight||20 grams (may vary as hand-made)|