Vintage Bocca Della Verità "Mouth of Truth" Pendant
in 18k Gold
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An unusual vintage pendant, modeled in 18k yellow gold, whose coin-like surface is sculpted with fine, varied, organic textures. The center of the pendant has been pierced to create a simple face, with an open mouth, and is meant to resemble Bocca Della Verità "The Mouth of Truth," a large, marble mask located in Rome, Italy. According to an enduring medieval legend, the mask will bite off the hand of any liar who places their hand in its mouth! This pendant would be a clever talisman for someone who values truth, above all else. It is strange and wonderful! Marked 750 for purity, alongside an obscured Italian hallmark, on the reverse.
Total drop (including bail) measures approx 1 1/4".