Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Amulet of the Bies

Polish artist Anna Mazon brings us this ornate pendant depicting a bies, or evil spirit, from Slavic folklore.  I suspect the flattering, cheerful depiction is an attempt at appeasing the little monsters, akin to the way black fae are referred to as "the fair folk".   The piece was hand carved (!) from bronze and incorporates a vial in the body of the pendant.

1 comment:

Joseph Hallam said...

Wow. That's amazing workmanship.