Minoan Gold Pendant

I saw this beautiful gold pendant in the British Museum. At first I thought that the outer framing of the figure was by a couple of snake like creatures. Researching the figure revealed them to be representations of horns.

I like the way that the natural theme recurs through this image – the birds, the horns and the flowers on which the main figure is standing.

I also found it interesting to note the comment on the British Museum website of the Egyptian influence evident in this work.

Minoan Gold pendant