Grandmother's Buttons 02-K901B Man In The Moon Ergs

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The Czech glass buttons featured in these whimsical earrings depict a Man On The Moon who is wise and slightly amused. They are a wonderful example of how humans have always anthropomorphized the unattainable mystery of the moon.

The early Greeks, Romans, and Christians assigned the moon a female spirit, like that of the female biology which ebbs and flows with the tides that are controlled by the moon. Early modern Europeans regarded the moon with folkloric humor ascribing the Man In The Moon the personality of a foolish drunkard or ne'er do well.

Man in the Moon button hand-pressed in antique iron molds in the Czech Republic, using a centuries-old process

Brass-plated pewter settings made just for us in Louisiana

Nickel-free and lead-free brass euro wire closures

Hangs 1 7/8”