Jewel with leonine protomes, inspired by the ancient ones. The lion is a symbol of great life force, courage, pride and royalty. Inspired by jewels found in Pompeii. Similar jewels come from Cuma (inv. 126405 of the Archaeological Museum of Naples) as well as from Teano (one example is also in the kit of another burial). The same type of closure is found in a gold necklace kept in the British Museum, of unknown origin. Copy taken from the original exhibit cat. n° 6432 of the Superintendence of Taranto.
The protome, for the ancient romans , was an artistic representation which saw the depiction of the front part of an animal (and in some cases also people) as leone , bull and ram which were often used in ornaments and moles jewels . The latter were mainly made of gold, to show their belonging to the highest social classes. Often associated with animals considered amulets or symbolic. The lion featured on this bracelet is a symbol of great life force, courage, pride and royalty.
Beautiful necklace to relive ancient Rome
Material: leather + 18K gold plated 925 silver + emerald green glass paste
Weight: about 15g
Lace thickness: 0.5 cm
Strap colour: Black or Brown
" Splendors. The luxury of ornaments in Herculaneum ", edited by Francesco Sirano
" Female beauty in Pompeii ", edited by Antonio d'Ambrosio
" The collections of the National Museum of Naples ", edited by the Pedicini Photographic Archive.
Artisan product made in Italy.