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Agape Lettera Necklace
Agape Lettera Necklace
Agape Lettera Necklace
Agape Lettera Necklace
Agape Lettera Necklace

Agape Lettera Necklace

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$5,400.00
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$5,400.00
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18K Yellow Gold. Length 20 inches.

A Renato Cipullo + Maria Christofilis collaboration, here the iconic Lettera Necklace is created with the words used for each of the 4 types of love in Ancient Greek.
The word love in the Greek language and culture have a more complex and specific meaning ... We use the word "love" in many different contexts- the love for our parents, best friend, our children, romantic partner, grandparent, sibling, job ... are different types of love.
This necklace represents four of the nine types of LOVE used in the Greek language.

Eros (romantic, passionate love) - The first kind of love is Eros, named after the Greek God of fertility.  Eros is passion, lust and pleasure.

The ancient Greeks considered Eros to be dangerous and frightening as it involves a “loss of control” through the primal impulse to procreate. Eros is an intense form of love that arouses romantic and sexual feelings.

Philia (affectionate love) - The second type of love is Philia, or friendship.

Plato felt that physical attraction was not a necessary part of love, hence the use of the word platonic to mean, “without physical attraction.”

Agape (selfless, universal love) - The third is Agape, selfless universal love, such as the love for strangers, nature, or God.

This love is unconditional, bigger than ourselves, a boundless compassion and an infinite empathy that you extended to everyone, whether they are family members or distant strangers.

Storge (familiar love) - Storge is a natural form of affection experienced between family members.

This protective, kinship-based love is common between parents and their children, and children for their parents.

Renato Cipullo's iconic font was created by the designer In the 70's. Custom orders available.
 

All items subject to availability. If an item is not in stock, will take 6-8 weeks to deliver.