Naiad - Limited Edition hand painted by Voutsa
Roman Empire, c. 2nd century AD
Egyptian mint, elemi, olibanum, shiso, jasmine auriculatum, vanilla, vetiver
In Greek mythology naiads were nymph-like feminine spirits presiding over bodies of fresh water - fountains, springs, streams, and brooks. One such nymph was the seductive Minthe of the river Cocytus. When spurned Queen Persephone discovered her husband Hades having an illicit affair, young Minthe was metamorphosed forever into a harmless common herb - sweet mint.
The 18th-century scholar Johann Winckelmann coined the memorable phrase “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” to describe the qualities he admired in ancient Greek and Roman statues, which in his time were thought to have been created in gleaming white marble or unadorned bronze. So ingrained was this notion of austere, monochromatic ancient sculpture that it came as a shock when in the 19th century newly unearthed masterpieces showed traces of their original pigment. -Miles Unger
Each candle is available in a limited edition of 10.
Note: orders will ship within approximately 10 business days
Limited Edition 8 oz | $250