The back detail of an ancient Cucuteni goddess clay figurine dating back some 5,000 years inspired this richly carved goddess pendant set in sterling silver.
This fossilized ivory and silver goddess pendant is inspired by an ancient civilization's art, re-imagined as a gorgeous piece of jewelry you'll want to wear with everything! The Cucuteni culture, considered the birth of European civilization, dates back over 5,000 years to the area we now call southeastern Europe. They were prolific pottery makers, sculptors, and artisans who employed a distinctive graphic decorative style that adorns their many artifacts.
This Cucuteni goddess pendant takes the back details of a Cucuteni clay figurine dating to between 4300 and 4200 B.C. in the area that is now northeast Romania. The Cucuteni goddess figurine is a decidedly feminine silhouette with carved patterns we believe symbolized and stimulated the process of becoming. The feminine silhouette dominates in the many Cucuteni ceramic figurines and sculpted works we have found from this time, indicating the culture's particular reverence for the feminine attributes.