Prehistoric spiral carving, Cornwall, England. Labyrinths and mazes have a history that can be traced back over 4000 years. The earliest examples are found carved on rocks in various parts of the world. Labyrinths have been a potent symbol in many cultures for thousands of years but mazes are of more recent origin, evolving from the earlier labyrinths around five hundred years ago
Beautiful cigarette case made of silver. Designed and made by the French silversmith Charles Murat who worked in Paris around 1897. Beautifully decorated with Lily of the valley flowers. Inside with vermeil. Various silver marks, i.a. the crab, and CM for Charles Murat. In addition, the reference déposé. Condition: - fine, beautiful original condition. Dimensions: - 8 x 6 x 1 cm. Shipment: - registered, insured, and properly packaged.
The ankh, also known as key of life, was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read 'eternal life'; Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.