Our Steel Dragon® evil eye bracelet is steeped in a rich and fertile history.
Cave paintings such as the breathtaking depictions of ancient animals found in Indonesia and the stenciled human hands in the Cave of El Castillo in Spain have been tentatively dated as being over 34,000 years old.
Were these paintings executed for the purpose of enhancing the artist’s spiritual abilities? Could the artist have intended to pay tribute to the spirits of the animals?
Similarities in Ceremonial Images
Remarkable similarities in prehistoric art from the African and South American continents can be seen in both the subject matter and the probable use of the images and artifacts in ceremonies. The earliest African art may date back to over 100,000 years ago.
Prehistoric (prior to 3,000 B.C.E.) and Ancient (3,000 B.C.E to c.400 C.E.) cultures in China and the Middle East also created paintings and sculptures representing a vast variety of humans and animals.
The civilizations of the ancient Near East, (Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia) produced some of the earliest anatomically accurate representations of humans and animals yet discovered.
Central to all of these ancient artifacts is a personal aesthetic motif. As true today as it was ten thousand years ago, it is the artist’s creation that, although sometimes limited in scope due to geographical or cultural limitations, displays his care and responsibility in making his intention come alive through an image that successfully communicates directly to his intended audience.
Are We All Spiritual Beings?
Interestingly, these same cultures abounded with innumerable religious and spiritual ideologies, and common to most of them was the tenet that man was, at least in part, a spiritual being, and that there was an aspect of life and livingness beyond the everyday tribulations connected to keeping one’s body alive despite the environment’s obvious proclivity to kill it.
Therefore it seems not only possible, but quite likely, that the artist intended to speak to a higher order of understanding than just the mundane and commonplace concepts connected to everyday survival.
Indeed, Greek and Roman sculptures of mythological gods and heroes such as Poseidon, Athena, and Aphrodite are celebrated today, just as they were when they were created hundreds of years ago.
One does not have to adhere to a belief in tribal spiritual doctrines or ancient Greek heroes to appreciate the phenomenal beauty of prehistoric and historic sculpture and painting.
While one could argue that none of these ancient artists could foresee the pleasing effect that his work would provoke thousands, or even tens of thousands of years later, there is little doubt that these works of art are just as aesthetically pleasing today as they were when they were created.
The Aesthetic Appeal of Evil Eye Jewelry
Among the almost numberless descendants of such ancient handiworks, our evil eye ring, evil eye necklace, evil eye bracelet and our evil eye key-chain are, we believe, among the more aesthetic adornments available to you. We trust you enjoy them as much as we do.