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Ring with two-headed Snake from Oplonti (Pompeii) Sterling Silver

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Ring with two-headed serpent from Oplontis ( Pompeii ), inspired by the original ring of the first century. BC, kept in the Archaeological Museum of Naples.

In Roman religion, the snake-shaped Genius (Lat. Genius) was the benevolent guardian spirit of the fate of families but also of individuals. A Pompeii the snake represented fertility and sexuality. Rings in the body of serpents linked to the protective deities of health were very common in the era Roman.   

Object inspired by antique jewelry.

  • Material: 925 Sterling Silver / 18K Gold Plated 925 Sterling Silver
  • Weight: 6g
  • Size: IT 18 adjustable - Ø 18.80 mm
  • Color: Silver / Golden

Bibliography: 
" Splendors The luxury of ornaments in Herculaneum ", edited by Francesco Sirano.
" Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments ", edited by Antonio D'Ambrosio.

Produced in Italy

 

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