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Materials: Turquoise + 24k gold plated.
Hand engraved with a positive carved turquoise gem sourced from Urartu, modern day Van, Turkey. Urartu is a geographical region commonly used as the exonym for the Iron Age kingdom also known as the Kingdom of Van.
This insignia is a depiction of two Urartu lion’s. The Lion is interpreted as the king, power, rage, triumph and dominance more or less everywhere in the ancient Near East. Many figures of deities riding the lion have been already discovered in the ancient Near East. Additionally, Lions have been pictured on Göbekli tepe, Çatalhöyük and Boğazköy. It was the symbol of the Urartu god of war, HADI, and the Pharaohs’s protector Godess. Lion hunting scenes have been very commonly illustrated through out the Iron age and during Mesopotamia.
Each piece is unique and might vary slightly from portrayed images due to hand made craftsmanship and natural gems. Handcrafted and finished by artisans in Istanbul, Turkey’s Grand bazaar. Every design comes with a unique story.
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