Companion to Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom, and an intimately close escort into The Underworld. In Ancient Roman mythology, the owl also had a darker aspect, being considered synonymous with the stryx, a type of vampire that fed on human flesh and blood. An antiqued and polished pewter, articulated necklace of a stylised owl-like creature with a giant purple Swarovski crystal body and separate, deeply modelled wings. On split trace chain, 22 inch (55cm) overall length plus a 1.5 inch extender chain. Measures height 12.5cm, width 9.1cm, depth 0.9cm. Packaged in an Alchemy branded bag, including Alchemy Guarantee and care instructions. Designed and hand made in England incorporating fine English pewter. Lead, cadmium and nickel compliant.