Rafael Indiana



The Winged Lion Pendant is one of the 70 exclusive pieces from the CALISTUS collection. Each piece is only made once, embracing beauty through individuality.


Materials: Engraved Aquamarine gemstone (20 carat) and 925 sterling silver + 24k gold plated necklace. 

Hand sculpted frame with a 20 carat Aquamarine gemstone engraved with intaglio representing the Lion of Saint Mark and its necklace. Rafael Indiana hand carves his product from wax making each piece unique, which we believe is what gives the product its authentic ancient beauty. 

Mark, apostle, while traveling in Europe to Alexandria of Egypt, rested in Venice for a night. In his sleep, an angel in the form of a winged lion appeared and said to him "Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus. Hic requiescet corpus tuum." ("Peace be with thee, O Mark, my evangelist. Here thy body will rest."). After his death, he became associated in the Tetramorph with the Winged Lion. His body only came to Venice hundreds of years later. But Venice and its power and influence in the Mediterranean Sea already carried their patron's symbol as their emblem. Today, the winged lion is both a well recognized symbol but also a mystical one, departing from its religious origins. 

Each piece is unique and might vary slightly from portrayed images due to hand made craftsmanship and natural gems.  Handcrafted and finished by artisans in Istanbul, Turkey’s Grand bazaar. Every design comes with a unique story.

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