Abraxas necklace hand carved reproduction of a 2nd century gnostic talisman. A Symbol of Protection to scare away malignant influences. The sequence of letters abraxas was commonly inscribed on amulets and talismans.
Abraxas is the supreme god of a part of the Gnostics and on an amulet the term is magical and represents infinite power and possibilities.
Gnosticism became known in the 2nd century A.D. as a philosophical and religious movement that relies on esoteric knowledge or personal experience with the divine. Gnosticism says that humans are divine souls trapped in the ordinary physical world. This Gnostic god is described as having the head of a rooster, the body of human being, and two legs in serpent form, holding a shield and a whip. The rooster’s head symbolizes vigilance and the serpent legs embody wisdom or rebirth. Abraxas is a god that combines all opposites into one Being.
- Hand carved talisman
- Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze pendant
- Signed in the back by artist
- 0.75" or 18mm amulet
- 14k gold filled chain option
- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated and does not rub off.
- Nickel free
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