The Agamemnon Collection - 24K Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rosette Motif (32mm)
Rosette is a round stylized flower design used often in ancient sculptures in Greece and throughout the Mediterranean. These floral designs were often found at funeral sites. It is also often found as a motif on ancient musical instruments. The Rosette Pendant makes a memorable gift for creative people like artists and musicians who are always looking for new inspiration.
This 24K plated sterling silver pendant is a true replica of one of many gold repoussé motif discs discovered in the Shaft Grave III of Mycenae or Argos, Greece. It was believed that these gold discs served as decorative ornaments, worn as jewelry and were attached to the clothing or shrouds of the deceased. The Shaft Grave III is also known as the "Grave of Women" due to the discovery of three females and two infants within the grave. The reverse side of the pendant is blank. The pendant is attached to a round loop (approx. 5mm) which allows this beautiful charm to be strung on almost any chain or cord of your choice.
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Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), 24K Gold Plating
Made in Greece
Approx. 32mm (1.3 in) diameter
Approx. 43mm (1.7 in) length with silver ring
(Photos are not actual size)
Please note: European jewelry orders typically ship directly from Greece to avoid tax and custom duties.
Agamemnon ("very resolute") is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, the brother of Menelaus and the husband of Clytemnestra; different mythological versions make him the king either of Mycenae or of Argos. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon was the commander of the Achaeans in the ensuing Trojan War. Upon his return home, he was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra.
Repoussé motifs are created by hammering a design on the reverse side of the metal, forming a raised design on the front.