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RARE Antique Serpent Winged Pendant

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This is a rare Wand pendant in the shape of winged serpent. It is a French antique pendant from the Napoleon lll period. Victorian Age, possibly earlier. It is hallmarked for silver. 3D on both side. Having a masonic feel to it. Being part nail, cross, transcendent with wings. It takes the curiosity of the serpent into the scientific realm.

Not quite a rod of Ascelpius, which has no wings. And not quite a Caduceus, the staff of Hermes which has two serpents. This symbol has been used erroneous in the field of healthcare.

Similar symbolism are found as far back as Mesopotamia. Associated later with the Roman god Mercury.

"It is said the wand would wake the sleeping and send the awake to sleep. If applied to the dying, their death was gentle; if applied to the dead, they returned to life."

Circa 1860-1870

It measures 2 inches tall.

Ships with tracking and insurance. Wrapped for presentation.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(145)
  • Reviewed by Eileen
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 5, 2018
    Court Jesser,

    I LOVE my Squirrelie and boar (ing ) is so happy to have a pal to hang around with. The chain is gorgeous and hangs beautifully at a great length. The presentation is pretty awesome as well.

    I am sure you will have something to lure me back very soon.

    Thank you for all that you do
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    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 9, 2018
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  • Reviewed by Eileen
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jun 22, 2018
    This little guy likes to do . things his way. In doing so, his life is never
    boar (ing ). After all, he could have been a piglet just rolling around in mud like the rest of us.

    Thank you
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  • Reviewed by Katerina
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jun 17, 2018
    Amazing pendant! Perfect gift for Russian language teacher. =) Gift packaging was very pretty and a personal card very touching. thank you!
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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: Silver
  • Feedback: 145 reviews
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