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A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C. The plain hoop rounded on the exterior, bevelled on the sides, and flat on the interior, expanding to the slightly off-set oval bezel, engraved with a lion head with a lolling tongue wearing a crested Corinthian helmet
Ring, late 6th–early 5th century b.c., Etruscan, Gilt silver. This ring testifies to the complexity of artistic interconnection at the end of the Archaic period. The bezel is in the form of a cartouche, a shape ultimately of Egyptian origin that the Phoenicians disseminated in the western Mediterranean. The three mythological creatures that decorate it—winged lion, siren, and scarab beetle—came from the East as well.
ANA FINEL HONIGMAN´S INFATUATION WITH LOVED TO DEATH, in the spirit of the Victorians as they commonly made jewelry using hair and teeth of the person passed in times of mourning.