Jewelry IV Posted on Sunday, 5th February , 2023 by Stephen G. Hipperson —Stephen G. Hipperson— AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
Very reminiscent of Mycenaean and other ancient Balkan art, such as the gold mask of Philip of Macedon.
Thank you for your comment. It is very helpful that you are able to advise where influences may come from. I am becoming increasingly interested in early civilisations – indeed I bought myself a book on the subject for Christmas, as a primer to get me started, so to speak. Unfortunately, I’ve not had a chance to get past the introduction yet – unexpected family commitments, you know how it is!
Bother, I should’ve read my comment before posting – I telescoped ideas and created a false impression.
1. The Mycenaean gold mask is said to be of the legendary Homeric hero Agamemnon, but it was pure speculation on, I think, the part of the excavator. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mask_of_Agamemnon
2. There is a damaged carved bust of Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great’s father, but it’s more realistic in that it suggests a facial injury sustained in battle, confirmed by archaeological analysis of his skull. https://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-US/noartistknown/ivory-head-of-philip-ii-of-macedonia-from-tomb-of-vergina-greece-4th-century-bc-ancient-greece/nomedium/asset/506291
Thanks for the references!
The Mask of Agamemnon was the exact thing I had in the back of my mind when I saw the pendant but had no idea the source of the memory. I had it in my mind these things were common – no so, but found this mask, following your prompt. https://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2004/08/23/1182822.htm – but I need to be careful, I’m a great one for being enthused and getting myself distracted onto paths I’m not ready for. (And I have so many paths in front of me at the moment!)
Yes, I understand that, I’m an inveterate seeker after distractions too! But thanks for the link. 🙂