Hand carved pendant with the ancient Greek epic scene of King of Ithaca Odysseus and Sirens
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
Odysseus was curious as to what the Sirens sang to him, and so, on the advice of Circe, he had all of his sailors plug their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mast. He ordered his men to leave him tied tightly to the mast, no matter how much he would beg. When he heard their beautiful song, he ordered the sailors to untie him but they bound him tighter. When they had passed out of earshot, Odysseus demonstrated with his frowns to be released.
Inspired by a 500 BC vase painting located at the British Museum.
• Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze pendant
• Hand carved pendant
• Hand painted
• Gold leaf in background
• Sealed with a layer of resin to protect finish.
• Pendant is about 2" x 1.25".
• Sculpted bail
• Signed in the back by artist
• 14k 3.5mm thick gold filled chain option
• Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.
• Nickel free
• 3.5 mm thick antiqued solid sterling silver chain option
• 4 mm wide black genuine Greek leather option.
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