Stopper Ancient Meander
Cute stopper for our Melina World bangles, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Explore the world of Melina and create your own look with our charms.
When a river shifts its channel within a valley or it swings from side to side as it flows across its floodplain it produces as meander pattern.
Handmade in Sterling Silver 925 at our workshop in Athens.
They were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander. Greek vases, especially during their Geometric Period, were likely the genesis for the widespread use of meanders. This bead is designed with the classic meander motif. Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece, they appear in many architectural friezes, and in bands on the pottery of ancient Greece and onwards. The design is common to the present-day in classicizing architecture. The Meander name probably comes from “Meander River” in Asia Minor, which flowed out into the Aegean Sea at the ancient city of Ephesus. The pattern symbolized the rivers many twists and turns.
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