The Hunt - Life from Death

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The Hunt - Life from Death

180.00

 

The piece shows predator and prey, hunter and hunted. Elk antlers, both rising like branches and descending like roots, both the elk and the human as united in the life/death cycle. The Stag's antlers reflected below, as the Roots of the Tree (my obsession!). Both Hunter and Hunted shown as deaths-heads, as only from Death comes Life. The Stag is a sign of fertility not only for it's power and virility, but in part because it is hunted, it is dual-life-giver wearing tree-antler-crown. To the left, the rune called eihwaz, Yew Tree. Death tree, bow-tree, World Tree, therefore sacred, life from death, always and ever. To the right, the rune called ansuz, sacred to Woden, tree-crawler, Lord of the Dead, and leader of the Wild Hunt, divine madness, frenzy, ecstasy, transcendence, 'as a god'. 

Pendant measures 1.28" (32.5mm) in diameter x .093″ (2.3mm) thick, weight is right around 15 grams. This is a larger piece, but can be made (slightly!) smaller on request.

Entirely hand crafted from sheets of Sterling Silver by Aidan Wachter. Each item is built one at a time for each customer, thus shipping time will vary depending on how many orders are already in the shop queue at the time you order. Please see either the announcement bar at the top of site pages (unless you have hidden it!) or the first item on the FAQ for a current estimate of time to ship. Would you prefer your piece to be made from fine silver or gold? Smaller or larger? Heavier or lighter? Customized in some other way? Please contact me for a quote. 

 

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