Lion Head replica bracelet

    SKU: cmcn380690

    £160.00 Members' price *


    This beautiful Lion Head bracelet is based on an original from Greece circa 450-400 BC that currently resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    As far back as the late 4th millenium BC, the lion has symbolised power, both secular and divine. From the 6th century on, lion heads became a popular motif on jewellery in various parts of the Greek world. In the Museum's collection there is a pair of matching bracelets from Cyprus circa 450-400 BC. Crafted in gold with a copper- alloy core, they feature finals with a lion's head; they also incorporate a trick that artisans have used for centuries to give bracelets a flexibility enabling the bracelet to be twisted on or off the wrist. This reproduction of the original is made of sterling silver that has been plated with 24k gold.


    Product code: cmcn380690
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    Gift recipient: For her
    Price category: £100 to £200
    Material: Sterling silver plated with 24k gold.
    Size: 7cm in diameter
    Weight: 0.029kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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