The "Mouth of Truth" (Bocca della Verità in Italian) is a marble mask that dates back to the 13th century located in Rome, Italy. According to enduring medieval legend, it will bite off the hand of any liar who places their hand in its mouth. Featured as a common theme in many great works of European art, it is worn as a protective amulet and a symbolize of truth and honesty.
Recast from an antique original from our archives, this pendant is available in sterling silver, 14k yellow, rose or white gold––simply choose from the dropdown menu during checkout. Can also be engraved with a name or a message, contact us to inquire.
- Symbolic of: Truth, honesty
- Pendant measures approximately 37mm across
- Chain not included––contact us to source one in the style and length of your choosing.
- Handmade in NYC. Please allow 4-6 weeks production time, or contact us directly if you need an order by a certain date.