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Greek Bee Fibula, 4th century BC  The bee, found in the artifacts of Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.

Greek Bee Fibula, 4th century BC The bee, found in the artifacts of Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.

French Enamel Silver Art Nouveau Pendant. Beautiful silver and Enamel pendant from the Art Nouveau period. The pendant is beautifully decorated with (a.o. plique a jour) enamel. The pendant has a French hallmark for silver. France, 1900s

French Enamel Silver Art Nouveau Pendant. Beautiful silver and Enamel pendant from the Art Nouveau period. The pendant is beautifully decorated with (a.o. plique a jour) enamel. The pendant has a French hallmark for silver. France, 1900s

Hollow pendants like these, called "bullae," contained protective charms or perfume and were worn as amulets, especially by children. A stopper at the top, held in place by a chain or cord, secured the contents. The heart-shaped bodies of these Etruscan "bullae" are decorated with detailed palmettes and tendrils worked in repoussé and has intricate smooth and twisted wire applied to the surface. Etruscan, 5th century BC

Hollow pendants like these, called "bullae," contained protective charms or perfume and were worn as amulets, especially by children. A stopper at the top, held in place by a chain or cord, secured the contents. The heart-shaped bodies of these Etruscan "bullae" are decorated with detailed palmettes and tendrils worked in repoussé and has intricate smooth and twisted wire applied to the surface. Etruscan, 5th century BC

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