- BATTERSEA Shield Pendant .925 Sterling Silver Celtic La Tène style - Ceremonial Warrior's Shield.
- Handcrafted in solid .925 Sterling Silver, set with gemstone of your choice. Shown set with Garnet and Amethyst.
- Approximately 1 inch width x 1 1/8 inch height.
- Lovingly Handcrafted in beautiful Sterling Silver by Wellstone Jewelry in the USA.
Symbolism and Meaning of the Battersea Ceremonial Warrior Shield:
Originally used for ceremonial purposes, the shield was created in approximately the third century B.C.E. and was found in the Thames River in 1857. The design interweaves animal or bird faces with womb-like features around a central circle to indicate a focusing of primal creative forces. The emphasis on the numeral four suggests a connection with the four directions. Because of its ceremonial purpose it may be surmised that the shield was created as a projection of both spiritual protection and spiritual power and blessing. The shield represents a high point in the development of Celtic art.