Silver Ring depicting an Erotic Scene from a Silver Cast of a Roman Engraved Stone

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Sterling Silver Cast • Size: 6 3/4 US Adjustable • Band material: Sterling Silver

This 925-sterling silver ring captures an erotic scene, meticulously reproduced from a Roman engraved stone dating back to the 1st-2nd century AD. The intricate metal carving is derived directly from a silver cast of the original engraved stone. Erotic depictions, showcasing a diverse range of subjects and scenarios, were prevalent in Roman artifacts and jewelry.

Eroticism held a prominent place in Roman artistic expression, evident in a myriad of paintings, artifacts, jewels, and literary works that explored various sexual themes and situations. The Roman perspective on sexuality significantly contrasts with contemporary sensibilities. To truly grasp and appreciate these artistic expressions from antiquity, it's vital not to overlay them with today's cultural, moral, and religious frameworks.

For Romans, portraying sexual and erotic scenes wasn't viewed as "immoral." Instead, it symbolized joy and happiness—a sentiment vividly captured in the famous frescoes of Pompeii. Sexuality was interwoven into the fabric of ancient Roman life, fostering a casual and uninhibited approach toward various expressions of eroticism, diverging vastly from modern standards of modesty and propriety. Romans didn't place excessive significance on the specifics of the sexual act, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Instead, they celebrated sexuality as a potent, universal force, transcending such distinctions.

Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.