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Two layered “large” agate cameo ring of Apollo and Marsyas. Original ca 1770-80 gold setting
Measurements of bezel : 26 x 23 mm
Ring size : “K” = US 5+1/2
In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas is a central figure in two stories involving death: in one, he picked up the double flute (aulos) that had been abandoned by Athena and played it; in the other, he challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life.