Lion-man Pendant

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The Lion-man (Löwenmensch) pendant is inspired by a figurine found in the cave Hohlenstein-Stadel in Germany. Made of mammoth ivory, the Lion-man dates to approximately 40,000 BCE making it the oldest example of figurative art. It is also the oldest known sculpture resembling an animal. It was found in a cache of other objects including jewelry, beads and animal teeth with holes drilled into them. The figurine stands 31 cm (about one foot) tall and may have been a ritual object. The people who carved this figurine were the Aurignacians, Homo sapiens who migrated from Africa to Europe and became the first modern humans (i.e., humans that look like us) on the European continent. The lion motif was probably an interpretation of the European cave lion, Panthera spelaea, which went extinct 13,000 years ago but would have roamed Europe at the time of the Aurignacians. ⁣The Lion-man can be viewed at the Museum of Ulm.

The pendant is 2.4 cm (0.94 inches) long below the loop.

The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, bronze or 14K gold plated brass (shown) and finished with a sterling silver, rose gold-plated silver or gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.


Jewelry Shipping

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Jewelry in stock will be shipped within 1-2 days.

Jewelry not in stock is available for pre-order and will ship in 2-3 weeks.

Orders totaling more than 100 Euros ship free.

For orders less than 100 Euro, shipping cost added at checkout will be:

                                     Germany      5.49 Euro

                              Rest of World      7.20 Euro

You will be notified by mail when your order ships and given a tracking number so that you can follow your shipment. Ontogenie jewelry is shipped internationally from Germany via Deutsche Post. Your jewelry will be gift-wrapped in original Ontogenie packaging.

Approximate delivery times are listed below. During the December holidays, delivery times are typically longer.

Germany  2 - 4 days
European Union 3 - 5 days
Rest of the World 7 - 10 days

 

In the unlikely event that your jewelry shipment is delayed by your local customs office, Ontogenie is not liable for any fees incurred.

T-Shirt Shipping

Orders totaling more than 100 Euros ship free.

For orders less than 100 Euro, shipping cost added at checkout will be:

                                     Germany      5.49 Euro

                              Rest of World      7.20 Euro

Ontogenie T-shirts are printed in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and Riga, Latvia in Europe. T-shirt printing requires 2-7 days fulfilment time. After fulfilment, your shipment should arrive in 3-10 business days.

In the unlikely event that your shirt shipment is delayed by your local customs office, Ontogenie is not liable for any fees incurred.

Express Shipping

Contact me at ontogenie3d@gmail.com for an express shipping quote. The cost of express shipping depends on your location and how soon you need your order.

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Ontogenie jewelry is 3D printed in wax and then cast in solid sterling silver, solid brass and solid bronze as well as gold-plated brass. The silver and bronze pieces, and to a lesser extent brass, will tarnish and discolor slightly over time. This is completely normal for these materials. Since moisture tends to accelerate the tarnishing process, I recommend that you don't wear the jewelry in water, e.g., while bathing, showering or swimming. The oils in your skin will also contribute to tarnishing. I recommend polishing the jewelry with a soft cloth after wear and storage in a dark, dry place to slow the oxidation which causes tarnish.

If the jewelry should tarnish, I've found that it can be returned to its original brilliance and color by using a gentle, nonabrasive silver polish. The more detailed and highly textured pieces will be more difficult to polish because of surface variations. To polish these, I recommend using a very soft toothbrush with the silver polish to allow cleaning of small crevices. After polishing, you can remove excess polish by rinsing the jewelry in water and then washing the piece in with a gentle detergent followed by a final water rinse.

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The gold-plated materials, however, should not be vigorously polished as the plating is likely to wear off over time. The gold-plated materials are much less susceptible to tarnishing and will probably never need to be polished.

All of the jewelry should be protected from impact against hard surfaces as this could cause scratches. 

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