< RETURN TO JEWELRY COLLECTION

Silver Cameo Ring Of A Woman - FJ.6277
Origin: Egypt (Alexandria)
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC

Catalogue: V25
Collection: Greek Cameo Rings
Medium: Silver-Gold

*CLICK ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE*

Set in an 18 Karat Gold Ring

Even in the very early periods of Egypt and Mycenaea rings were intended as seals to make impressions upon clay and wax. A ring functioned as a person's signature, taking the place of keys. ln a household, various items would be sealed with the master's ring, including pantry doors and. wine amphora. However, it is their beauty which catches the eye and makes rings a symbol of wealth and dignity. This lovely silver portrait of a woman was an actual ring, and the present gold setting was made in close approximation to the original. It shows a woman of the royal court, possibly Berenice or her daughter Arsinoe. She is proud, noble and dignified; yet her expression is gentle and very feminine. Such rings were used by royal messengers as proof of identity, or given to important members of the court. Whoever next wears this ring connects with the luxury and elegance of the magnificent Hellenistic court of Egypt. - (FJ.6277)

 

 

Home | About Us | Exhibits | Contact Us | Services | Publications | Search | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Security

Fayez Barakat, Art From Ancient Lands, Barakat Publications, Ancient Jalisco Art, Ancient Colima Art, Ancient Nayarit Art, Art of Ancient Africa, Roman Oil Lamps,
Roman Coin Jewelry, African Masks, Sand Core Glass, Egyptian Scarabs, Classical Antiquities, Pre-Columbian Jade, Pre-Columbian Gold
Animals on Coins, Emperor Maurice Tiberius, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Islamic Gold Coins, Athenian Tetradrachms
Emperor Constantine 1 the Great, Emperor Antoninus Pius, Emperor Commodus, Ancient Jewish Coins, Bactrian Coins, Emperor Justinian,
Emperor Elagabalus, Alexander the Great Tetradrachms, Egyptian Antiquities, Biblical Antiquities, Classical Antiquities, Near Eastern Art,
Byzantine Art,Pre-Columbian Art, African & Tribal Art, Asian Art, Chinese Art, Russian Icons, Coin Jewelry, Greek Coins, Roman Coins, Byzantine Coins

405 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210 | Phone:310.859.8408 | Fax 310.276.1346
58 Brook Street, London W1K 5DT, UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 493.7778 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 493.9593
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Email Barakat Gallery | Contact Web Master/Designer