Archaic Lion's head torc collar. A museum quality reproduction in 925 Sterling Silver. This impressive piece in many ways embodies the finesse and the splendor of Hellenistic and Archaic jewelry heritage.
Such intricate and quality-made pieces demonstrate the characteristic unique value of greek artisan silversmithery with all its diachronic finess.
The Lion Torc Bracelet, Earrings and Double Headed Lion Torc ring are a perfect match to our magnificent Lion Torc Collar Necklace and can be purchased under the reference number JEGR3002037, JEGR3002039, JEGR30006.
The collar is hand-made, vividly carved and assembled by skilled artisans to obtain this remarkable and solid and finely designed ornament of Grecian jewelry.
Torc jewelry describes ancient jewelry that was open ended in the front (as necklaces or bracelets) and usually contained decorative ornate animal heads on either side of the opening. This motif renders the attributes of design and decoration of gold and silver artifacts from the archaic period. There are great similarities found between celtic and Greek torcs of this type, as this rhythm was known to have existed all over Europe.
The oldest type of torc (or torque latin) jewelry known were excavated in classical Greek burial tombs. Famous celtic torcs, much later were also found in tombs of Celtic princes. Many historians argue that they were a sign of nobility while others suggest the torc to have been a decoration awarded to warriors for their deeds in battle. Before this predominantly masculine form of decoration, torc jewelry is know to have also been a feminine form of jewelry (before 4 B.C).
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