Ancient Roman Red Jasper Intaglio Gold Ring


15461. Ancient Roman Red Jasper Intaglio Gold Ring

Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

An oval carved stone intaglio seal depicting two frolicking winged erotes; set in an modern gold finger ring.
Ring size 7. Intact
Provenance: Private Brooklyn Collection, acquired from the London trade.

Eros is the Greek god of love, desire, and attraction. According to Greek mythology, Eros' arrows were said to have the power to inspire love or desire in anyone who was struck by them. He was considered a powerful and influential deity, and was worshipped and celebrated in many different ways across antiquity. Overall, Eros remains an important figure in classical mythology, and his legacy continues to influence modern culture and art to this day.


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