19th Century Style French Brass Electrolier of Wide Proportions
A double headed Eagle, above a beautifully turned coloumn, having eight scrolled arms.
‘One of the most intriguing and powerful ancient symbols is the mysterious double-headed eagle that has been with us for millennia. It is believed to be one of the world’s oldest symbols used by a number of diffrent ancient cultures. The earliest depiction of the double-headed eagle can be found on ancient Hittite monuments in central Anatolia. In the early 19th century, in Boğazkale, an old Hittite capital in modern-day Turkey Charles Texier discovered cylindric seals with clearly visible two-headed eagle with spread wings. The double-headed eagle motif originally dates from c. 3800 BC. The Hittites had worshipped the double headed eagle as the King of Heaven, who was also called the Hittite Bird of the Sun. The bird was their symbol to signify Hittite military power’ -messagetoeagle.com
H. 140cm Dia. 120cm