Minoan Bee Pendant - Bronze
The famous MINOAN SACRED BEE PENDANT was found in the Old Palace cemetery at Chrysolakkos, outside the palace of Malia, the third largest Minoan palace on the island of Crete, in Greece.
The MINOAN BEE PENDANT dates back to the Bronze Age, to the Protopalatial Period (1800 -1700 BC) and it’s a wonderful, very detailed representation of two bees. Are they carrying a drop of honey or pollen back to their colony or celebrating on the honeycomb? Are they eating pollen together in an intimate ritual or "bee dance"?
The original MINOAN BEE PENDANT is perhaps an example of the height of the metal-smith's mastery of an ancient era - mastery in the process of granulation or faience, during which - tiny beads are adhered to the surface of the background metal.
It is one of the most famous exhibits in the Heraklion Museum.
Ancient Circles is bringing you this wonderful ancient design in our modern reproduction as exactly to the original as possible.
Name: Minoan Bee Pendant - Bronze
Size: 1.5" Wide