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Snow Lion Cub — Regular price £115.00

Questi parea che contra me venesse
con la test'alta e con rabbiosa fame,
si che parea che l'aere ne temesse

Inferno, canto i, lines 46-49

In the selva oscura -dark wood- Dante is confronted by a terrifying lion. His head held high, with a furious hunger, it seems as though the very air is trembling in fear of the wild beast. This encounter comes close to forcing Dante to turn away from the perilous journey. It is at this point that Virgil, his guide, appears to offer him counsel and companionship.

Hanging on a 16, 18, or 20 inch chain, the baby Leone necklace was crafted from an antique Venetian coin, recovered and restored with Alighieri wax. It is designed to be worn as a reminder to be courageous.

All our pieces are made to order and crafted in our London studios, through the process of lost wax casting.  Please allow 10-14 days for your modern heirloom. 

Snow Lion Cub is solid sterling silver.                                                                        It is 1cm in diameter

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Alighieri is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping. We create each Modern Heirloom to order, which takes 14-21 working days. Within the UK | £6.95, delivery in 1-2 working days. Worldwide | £15, delivery within 2-3 working days.