Skip to product information
1 of 1

The Winged Lion Pendant

The Winged Lion Pendant

Regular price $450.00
Regular price Sale price $450.00
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Materials: Vermeil Gold, Aquamarine.

Every Rafael Indiana product is handcrafted by artisans in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, from wax making each piece unique. We believe it gives the product its authentic ancient beauty. Every design comes with a unique story.

This product has limited units available. If you can't find your size or your desired item is out of stock, contact us. Please allow 1 or 2 weeks for resizing.

Hand sculpted frame with a 20 carat Aquamarine gemstone engraved with intaglio representing the Lion of Saint Mark and its necklace. Mark, apostle, while traveling in Europe to Alexandria of Egypt, rested in Venice for a night. In his sleep, an angel in the form of a winged lion appeared and said to him "Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus. Hic requiescet corpus tuum." ("Peace be with thee, O Mark, my evangelist. Here thy body will rest."). After his death, he became associated in the Tetramorph with the Winged Lion. His body only came to Venice hundreds of years later. But Venice and its power and influence in the Mediterranean Sea already carried their patron's symbol as their emblem. Today, the winged lion is both a well recognized symbol but also a mystical one, departing from its religious origins. 

View full details


Due to the handmade nature of our products, there may be slight variations in color and craftsmanship. Every Rafael Indiana piece of jewelry is unique and the symbiosis of the best materials and the highest form of craftsmanship. Every gemstone is sourced ethically and sustainably from exclusive suppliers. Each piece is then carefully crafted by hand, in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul with the uttermost respect to the integrity of the materials: the result is a museum quality artifact made to last.