Swallow Song Cuff bracelet
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A Golden bird alights upon a thin golden cuff
During the Old Kingdom of Egypt, swallows were associated with stars and therefore the souls of the dead. The Book of the Dead specifically instructs the deceased on how to transform into a swallow. In Spell 1216 of the Pyramid Texts, the pharaoh describes how he has "gone to the great island in the midst of the Field of Offerings on which the swallow gods alight; the swallows are the imperishable stars." The imperishable stars were those near the North Star that never seemed to rise or set, and therefore were "constant".
Bird pendant: width 7cm x height 5cm
Ghost and Lola hand-sculpt contemporary jewellery for modern day gypsies and fashionistas from rare gems and vintage components, offering glamorous and exquisitely detailed hand-crafted one-off creations.
Handmade in Byron Bay, Australia