Glass Paste Earrings
18 kt Gold, 925/000 Silver Earrings with square cut glass pastes. The winged Sphinx is imprinted on the glass paste, a figure from Greek mythology with a lion's body and bird's wings. According to the myth of Oedipus, the Sphinx guarded the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes, where visitors could only access by correctly answering his riddle. It therefore symbolizes the mystery of life and the fascination of power which can be dangerous if it is not accompanied by modesty and justice.