The Kuaneos are hook earrings that feature a dark blue resin Gorgoneion held aloft by a circle of gold.
Multiple words were used by the Ancient Greeks to describe the colour we simply call “blue” in English. The word kuaneos is often applied, for example by Homer, to the deep, blue-black of the ocean. Surrounded as they were by sea, it played an important and powerful role in the Greek psyche - not merely as a void of water but as a vibrant and intense topography full of Gods, monsters, nymphs, and treasure.
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