Condition: New, Made in Greece. Material: Pure Bronze Height: 4 cm - 1,6 inches Width: 8 cm - 3,1 inches Length: 4,5 cm - 1,8 inches Weight: 100 g
Ancient Greek oil lamp, high quality reproduction. The Octopus is an ancient symbol which makes an incredibly powerful totem carrying great status – a symbol of protection and good luck. Minoan art depicts the octopus unfurling, which is thought to be symbolic of the creating and the expanding of the universe. Snakes have become symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ancient Greeks considered snakes sacred to Asclepius, the god of medicine. He carried a caduceus, a staff with one or two serpents wrapped around it, which has become the symbol of modern physicians.