Grand Tour "Minerva" Pendant

$120.00

Grand Tour "Minerva" Pendant

$120.00
Description

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For the Grand Tour collection of accessories, Italian artisans have employed ancient traditional techniques and experiences to create handmade jewelry that has been passed down through generations. All Grand Tour products are completely handcrafted and 100% made in Italy.

All pieces are made of a Bronze setting with plates in 18kt Gold (750), or Silver plating (925). Reliefs are made of resin cast from antique medallions discovered from Grand Tour souvenirs featuring bas-reliefs of Ancient Rome. 

Minerva - The Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, the arts, dyeing, science and trade, but also of war. As Minerva Medica she is the patroness of physicians. She is the daughter of Jupiter. In the temple on the Capitoline Hill she was worshipped together with Jupiter and Juno, with whom she formed a powerful triad of gods. Another temple of her was located on the Aventine Hill. The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is built on one of her temples. Every year from March 19 - 23 the Quinquatria was held, the primary Minerva festival. This festival was mainly celebrated by artisans but also by students. On June 13 the minor Quinquatrus was observed. Minerva is believed to be the inventor of numbers and musical instruments. She is thought to be of Etruscan origin, as the goddess Minerva. Later she was equated with the Greek Athena.