Sterling Silver Dancing Maenad Intaglio Pendant

$75.00 $50.00
  • With her head thrown back in ecstasy, a maenad or female follower of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, dances on the engraved bezel of this sterling silver pendant adaptation of a Greek gold ring in the Antiquities collection at the Getty Villa. The maenad's left arm is thrown back over her head, and her right holds a thyrsos, a ceremonial staff entwined in vines with a pine cone tip. Dancing maenads with swirling drapery were a popular motif on rings in the 300s B. C. and the leaf-shaped bezel was the most common for rings of the late Classical period.

    - Sterling silver
    - Pendant measures 9/16 inches wide x 7/8 inches high
    - Chain measures 17 1/2 inches long
    - Item#: NCKDM