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Hand carved Amphisbaena medieval pendant.

Inspired by the Medieval Book of Beasts also called Bestiary which is a descriptive book on various real or mythical kinds of animals, especially a medieval work with a moralizing tone.


On this pendant is the Amphisbaena beast which is a legendary serpent with a head at each end. In ancient times, the supposedly dangerous amphisbaena had many uses in the art of folk medicine and other such remedies. Pliny notes that expecting women wearing a live amphisbaena around their necks would have safe pregnancies.

She was born from the gorgon Medusa and carried away by her brother Pegasus.


- Hand carved pendant

- Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze pendant

- Hand painted 

- Gold leaf on background

- Sealed with a layer of resin to protect finish

- Signed in the back by artist

- The pendant is about 1" x 1"

- 14k gold filled chain or black spinel beaded chain option.

- Nickel free.

- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated. Does not rub off.

- 4 mm thick black Greek leather

Medieval Bestiary Two Headed Serpent - Amphisbaena Pendant

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