Roman Intaglio 18Kt Gold Ring depicting an Eagle and a Cornucopia
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy
• Authentic Intaglio 2nd cent AD
• Gemstone: Carnelian
• Size: 6 1/2 US Adjustable
• Band material: Gold 18KT
In this 18 kt gold ring was set an authentic Roman intaglio (2nd century AD) on carnelian, which depicts an eagle and a cornucopia (horn of plenty), allegorical and votive depiction. ( Finger size 6.5 )
The eagles are of great importance to the Romans :it was the bird of Jupiter (the king of the Gods.)
It was seen as the symbol for strength, courage and immortality but also of the power of Rome, of the Emperor and of the Empire.
It was also believed to be king of the birds that could fly above the storm.
In Ancient Mythology it was seen as the eagle was the one who carried the souls of humans into the presence of the Gods.
The cornucopia was the attribute of several Greek and Roman deities, particularly those associated with the harvest, prosperity, or spiritual abundance, such as personifications of Earth (Gaia or Terra); the child Plutus, god of riches and son of the grain goddess Demeter; the nymph Maia; and Fortuna, the goddess of luck, who had the power to grant prosperity. In Roman Imperial cult, abstract Roman deities who fostered peace (pax Romana) and prosperity were also depicted with a cornucopia, including Abundantia, "Abundance" personified, and Annona, goddess of the grain supply to the city of Rome.