Necklace with medallion inspired by the Greco-Roman world. Based on coins of Alexander the Great (4th century BC) depicting the goddess Athena on the obverse and Nike on the reverse. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, but also of war and peace. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
The first records of tea imported into Europe from the Far East date to the second half of the 16th century. When the consumption of exotic drinks became widespread, a clear relationship arose with adapted containers, such as porcelain. The decorations were created in an interaction between the demand in the area of consumption and the producers in Asia. In this way, consumers ultimately formed their own ‘fictional’ image of Chinese culture. This product shows such a hybrid image of ‘Chinese’ representations.