A bracelet for every day

Elegant bracelet depicting the days of the week as mother-of-pearl cameos, 1st half of 20th century.


€ 398.00 *
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Elegant bracelet depicting the days of the week as mother-of-pearl cameos, 1st half of 20th century.
Elegant bracelet depicting the days of the week as mother-of-pearl cameos, 1st half of 20th century.
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Did you know that some of the names of our weekdays still reveal that the ancients once associated them with celestial bodies and their associated gods? Monday, for example, is called Lunae, the day of Luna, the goddess of the moon. Sunday, on the other hand, this was Solis, the day of Sol, the sun god. Thursday this was Iovis, the day of Jupiter hurling lightning bolts. In English, Saturday also commemorates the god Saturn, and in Italian, Wednesday, mercoledì, the god Mercury. The present bracelet presents seven mother-of-pearl cameos corresponding to the deities of the days of the week. Each deity is shown in its corresponding chariot, as known from ancient representations: that of Luna (Monday) is pulled by two women, that of Mars (Tuesday), armed with a sword, by horses, that of Mercury (Wednesday) by roosters, that of Jupiter (Thursday) by eagles, that of Venus (Friday) by doves, that of Saturn (Saturday) by winged snake-like monsters and that of Sol (Sunday) by a horse quadriga. The bracelet with its powerfully cut cameos in the settings of silver with marcasite trim was probably made in Italy in the 1st half of the 20th century. It came to us here in Berlin.
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Elegant bracelet depicting the days of the week as mother-of-pearl cameos, 1st half of 20th century.
A bracelet for every day
€ 398.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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