Brass 'Sun in Splendour' on thick lucet braided sari silk rope - Middle Ages and Roman symbol
The bold brass sun in this found object necklace is known as a 'Sun in Splendour' a symbol in which sixteen points of light radiate from a human faced sun. Originally a heraldic charge, it was used as a badge by Edward II England (13th century) and later adopted by Edward IV after a 'sun-dog' appeared before his victory at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross in 1461. There are also theories that the 'Sun in Splendour', which has significance in alchemy, originates the Roman deity Sol Invictus (unconquered sun).
This particular sun started life as horse brass - I use these a lot in my jewelry as they often employ symbology with deep and ancient traditions. The thick silk rope of the necklace is lucet braided deep maroon sari silk, the ends wrapped in oxidized copper wire. The lucet is a two pronged tool dating back to the Middle Ages used to make chords and belts.
The braided silk rope is around 21 inches (53 1/2 cm) and has hand forged copper hooks at each end which link to the bar of the sun. The sun is around 3 1/2 inches (8 1/2 cm) from top to bottom.
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