A motif from the Macedonian cultural heritage, made of metal, in the forging technique. On a specially made metal plate, the motif is described in Macedonian and English. The motif and metal plate are mounted on a freestanding velvet base which is placed in a decorative box with a lid.
Symbol of eternity, Macedonian shield
1.740 ден – 3.100 ден
Description of Motive
Symbol of eternity, Macedonian shield.
The symbol of eternity is symbolizes celestial life. He is both a symbol of the eternal movement of life and a symbol of infinity. In the middle there is a central point connected by six arms protruding from the point. All arms look dynamic as if moving in one direction. The symbol can be turned left or right. Due to its symbolism, it also had a protective role, so it often appeared applied on shields and helmets.
In time, the Symbol of Eternity grew into a special characteristic symbol of Ancient Macedonia. Alexander III of Macedon was the first Macedonian king to present the Symbol of Eternity on his coins.
Macedonian shield was made of wood, leather and metal. On the outside it had a round navel – omphal. A decorative star – a rosette with lightning – was usually attached in the middle. Metal semicircular envelopes – fireplaces were nailed around in the circular zone. Numerous iron wedges were nailed in them as well as between the spaces. These iron shackles had primarily a defensive function. When the enemy struck with the sword they were protection so as not to break the shield.
About the Product
Appropriate gift for weddings, birthdays, jubilee, celebration, name day, moving into a new home …
Димензија-2 / 13х13см., Димензија-3 / 16х16см., Димензија-4 / 19х19см.