Beautiful Star Constellation of the Orion, the Hunter ceramic & genuine gold lustre Pendant made from high fire clay.
I created this pendant, dried and carved the Belt of Orion constellation into it, then fired it for several long hours. I then glazed it and fired it once again. I then applied real gold lustre to the constellation and fired it for a third and final time in the kiln.
Threaded onto an adjustable black 2mm Hemp cord. The pendant measures 1-5/8" long by 1-1/4" wide by almost 3/16" thick ( 43mm x 32mm x 5mm) and is topped by a bronze plated metal ring and copper plated metal bead.
**Only one model has been made, unique creation, what you see in the photo is what you will receive. Colour will vary from PC monitor to smartphone screen.**
While the Orion constellation is named after the hunter in Greek mythology, it is anything but stealthy.
Orion, which is located on the celestial equator, is one of the most prominent and recognizable constellations in the sky and can be seen throughout the world.
There are several versions of the myth of Orion, but one of the more common iterations is that Orion proclaimed himself to be the greatest hunter in the world, much to the dismay of Hera, the wife of Zeus. She had a scorpion kill him, and Zeus put Orion into the sky as consolation. In another version, Orion is blinded for raping Merope, a granddaughter of the god Dionysis. He has to travel East to seek the sun's rays to recover his sight.
While the name Orion is steeped in Greek mythology, many cultures have been influenced by the story of this constellation. Orion has also associated with the Egyptian Pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty called Unas. In Hungary, Orion is known as (magic) Archer (Íjász), or Scyther (Kaszás). Scandinavians refer to "Orion's belt" as Frigg's Distaff.