Hand carved Simurgh pendant.
The Simurgh is the modern Persian name for a fabulous, benevolent, mythical flying creature. The simurgh was thought to purify the land/water, and hence bestow fertility. The creature represented the union between the Earth and the sky, serving as mediator and messenger between the two.
The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art as a winged creature in the shape of a bird, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a peacock with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion – sometimes, however, also with a human face. Its feathers are said to be the colour of copper, and though it was originally described as being a dog-bird, later it was shown with either the head of a man or a dog. The simurgh was said to live 1,700 years before plunging itself into flames (much like the phoenix).
- Hand carved charm
- Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze charm
- Signed in the back by artist
- 15mm charm
- 14k gold filled chain
- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated. Does not peel off.
- Nickel free.
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