Worn for protection and power, the dragon was a powerful symbol for the ancient Celts
“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Please Note: This item includes a black leather necklace in your choice of lengths!
This Celtic dragon is a Museum Recreation of a Celtic amuletic artifact dating to 3,000 – 2,500 BC. Originally created in bronze by the ancient Celts, it was worn for protection and power thousands of years ago, and yours will now accompany you on your own adventures.
The dragons are often portrayed in Celtic art in the form of a circle – with their tails in their mouths, or consuming the circle. It is believed that this “endless” image depicts the cycle of nature and the immortality of the spirit.
We call this dragon the "S Dragon." It's distinctive shape tells us that it may have been used as both an amulet and a suspension loop for a tool or small bladed weapon.
The Double-Sided Ancient Celtic Fluted Dragon Pendant
Size: 1/2" Across, 1" Tall
Original Artifact Date: circa 2,500 BC
Metal: Bronze or Propietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
- Description: Double-Sided, Double-Headed "S" dragon suspension loop or amulet with a decorative center and infinity shape.
Of Special Note: Our exclusive Empires Collection features Museum-Quality Castings that are produced by hand, in the USA, and to exacting standards, creating jewelry pieces that are amazingly faithful to the original artifact. Each is hand-finished here in the studio - toned, hand-rubbed and polished - making the best of ancient art affordable and wearable for a life-time.
Your Empires Collection Pendant Comes Complete with:
- A Detailed, Two Page Historic Brief Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
- A Black Leather Necklace with 2" Extender in the Length of Your Choice
- A Linen Gift Pouch
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card