Roman Carnelian Intaglio 18Kt Gold Ring depicting a Horse
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy
• Authentic Intaglio 2nd-3rd cent AD
• Gemstone: Carnelian
• Size: 7 1/4 US Adjustable
• Band material: Gold 18KT
In this 18 Kt gold ring, an authentic Roman carnelian has been set, dating back to the second-third century AD, which depicts a grazing horse.
For ancient populations, horses were fully part of the myth and more generally of the origins of the world. In ancient Rome the horse was the emblem of the continuity of life conceived as rebirth, fertility and strength. Faithful companion both in domestic life and in the military sector.
The horse, so dominant in society, was one of the most frequently depicted motifs on Roman artefacts. The horse can be found on public art and household items, on everything from coins to tableware, tombstones to jewellery.