° Made in the USA from Excelsior Pewter (nickel & lead free)
° Comes with a 34″ cord, pewter bead and booklet
° Measures approximately 1″ in diameter
° This pendant is double-sided
Medieval Europe is full of stories of knights fighting dragons. Throughout the Middle Ages, the devout assumed that dragons existed; the Bible said so. The 300-eyed steam-spewing Jordan-swallowing Leviathan in the Book of Job is a Dragon, and so, according to early translations and many medieval paintings, is the creature that tempted Eve. Dragon images have been found on the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, on scrolls from China, in Egyptian hieroglyphs and Ethiopian sketches, on the prows of Viking ships, in bas relief on Aztec temples, on cliffs above the Mississippi River and even on bones carved by Inuits in climates where no reptile could live.
But there is an obvious source for the dragon myth: the bones of dinosaurs and extinct mammals. Bones exposed by storms, earthquakes or digging were well known to the ancients. Our skull, sculpted by Jason Bakutis, was inspired by the legends and games that involve dragons. His superb almost Magical sculpting skills make one of his pendants a treasure to possess.