A "bulla" is a hollow pendant, that could hold perfume or a charm. Found inside this one was "labdanum," a substance used in perfume. Depicted are the mythical craftsman Daedalus and his son, Icarus (on the back). To escape captivity, Daedalus fabricated wings for himself and his son, but Icarus flew too close to the sun, and when the heat melted the wax that held his wings together, he fell to his death. Etruscan, 5th century BC

A "bulla" is a hollow pendant, that could hold perfume or a charm. Found inside this one was "labdanum," a substance used in perfume. Depicted are the mythical craftsman Daedalus and his son, Icarus (on the back). To escape captivity, Daedalus fabricated wings for himself and his son, but Icarus flew too close to the sun, and when the heat melted the wax that held his wings together, he fell to his death. Etruscan, 5th century BC

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Etruscan Gold Bulla with Daedalus and Icarus, 5th Century BC. This artifact is believed to be from from Comacchio, near Ferrara, Italy.

Etruscan Gold Bulla with Daedalus and Icarus, 5th Century BC. This artifact is believed to be from from Comacchio, near Ferrara, Italy.

Icarus - the fall, or rotated 180 degrees, the flight. If you enjoy this pin, check out the book, Icarus and the Wing Builder.

Icarus - the fall, or rotated 180 degrees, the flight. If you enjoy this pin, check out the book, Icarus and the Wing Builder.

According to Greek mythology, Daedalus and Icarus built a labyrinth to capture Minotaur. Some of the most famous mazes around the world take up miles of paths and acres of land. Labyrinths are said to be symbols of spiritual journeys.

According to Greek mythology, Daedalus and Icarus built a labyrinth to capture Minotaur. Some of the most famous mazes around the world take up miles of paths and acres of land. Labyrinths are said to be symbols of spiritual journeys.

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