The Livia Necklace is a wire-wrapped pendant with an embossed design in the Egyptian style, which represents the historical exchange of cultural influences between Rome and Egypt.
The pendant is suspended on a chain and features an apotropaic gorgon amulet near the clasp, which is believed to have protective properties in Greco-Roman cultures. The intricate wire-wrapping technique is a nod to the ancient art of jewellery making, which has been practised in this style for thousands of years across different civilizations.
Livia is a feminine name derived from the Latin word "lividus", meaning "bluish", associated with Livia Drusilla, the wife of Emperor Augustus. Livia was known for her political acumen and influence over her husband, and she played a key role in shaping the early Roman Empire as well as Augustus’ conquests and influence in Egypt.
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