Horse Head Necklace
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Horse Head Necklace

This horse head pendant is a miniature duplicate of the Horse of Selene of Athens Greece, originally carved in the 5th century B.C. This piece is exact in every way, even the weathered damage to the original suffered over the centuries has be replicated in solid white bronze.

The east pediment of the Parthenon shows the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of her father Zeus. The event was witnessed by various figures shown on either side and filling the triangular space of the gable end of the temple. In the very corners of this triangle, the time of day was set by the chariot of Helios, god of the sun, rising at dawn, and the chariot of Selene, the Moon goddess, sinking beneath the horizon. Selene's torso is in Athens, while the head of one of her team of horses is in the British Museum. This is perhaps the most famous and best loved of all the sculptures of the Parthenon. It captures the very essence of the stress felt by a beast that has spent the night drawing the chariot of the Moon across the sky. As the unseen vehicle was shown sinking low in the west, the horse pins back its ears, the jaw gapes, the nostrils flare, the eyes bulge, veins stand out and the flesh seems spare and taut over the flat plate of the cheek bone. 

 

PRODUCT DETAILS:
AVAILABLE PENDANT METALS: White Bronze 
SIZE:        1-3/8" Length
WEIGHT: 15.5 grams
CHAIN:     24" Gunmetal Chain
                            
 
PACKAGING: 
All pieces arrive in a custom Moon Raven Designs Gift Box along with jewelry care instructions.
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