The Harvest Maiden, also known as the Virgo Maiden, was revered as a great Goddess. She is a nurturing woman linked to fertility and the harvest. Astrologers notice that it is during the sun’s transit of the Virgo constellation, it’s harvest time.
The Greeks associated the constellation with Demeter, goddess of the harvest, the Romans as Ceres, also linked to wheat and agriculture. Virgo is also identified as Isis by ancient Egyptians, and Ishtar, goddess of procreation by the Babylonians. She is the only woman within the symbols of the zodiac, very often seen carrying her sheaf of wheat.
The depiction of The Harvest Maiden in this pendent features an Art Nouveau style figure in a flowing gown, with hair and wheat swirling within the design. This brass stamping is deeply embossed with small details not found in lesser quality pendents. The size is approximately 1.25" wide by 1.75" high with a small attachment hole at the top. __________________
About Vintaj®: This special Vintaj® Black Arte Metal jewelry part is made in the USA of natural brass. It is carefully hand-finished and is lead and nickel-free.
This finding may be used as a decorative pendant or as a focal piece, charm, or creative accent in your jewelry. Some people also use these to embellish their scrapbook projects.