Seller: nightingale_box (584) 99.3%, Location: Bangkok, default, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282511606020 Weight 1.37 gramsThe bee, found in Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.Bees, like all insects that spin cocoons or weave webs, serve as images of the miraculous interconnectedness of life. The intricate cellular structure that secretes the golden essence of life is an image of the network of invisible nature that relates all things to each other in an ordered harmonious pattern. Perhaps this is the meaning of the tale in which the infant Zeus is fed on honey in Crete, and why honey was the nectar of the gods. Furthermore, the busy bee, following the impulsion of its nature to pollinate the flowers and gather their nectar to be transformed into honey, was an example of the continual activity required of human beings to gather the crops and transform them into food. The queen bee, whom all the others serve during their brief lives, was, in the Neolithic, an epiphany of the Goddess herself. Condition: aterial: Solid gold 22-24 KaratWeight: 1.37 g.Size: 7x15 mm.Additional:This is a high karat gold bead reported to be SE Asia.Handcrafted neatly with very detail, test very close to 24 karat gold. Perfect for any beads or antiques collections!!. A beautiful solid gold very unusual Gold animal designed to be worn as a pendant with a natural gold patina.