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Double sided intaglio ring

Double sided intaglio ring - Image 1

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Double sided dark green jasper intaglio ca 1680, in high carat gold “swivel” ring. One side has the image of a male figure in a classical Corinthian helmet holding a lance and a shield. The shield bears the image of Medusa. The other side is of an image of a female holding an arrow and a shield,. The shield is with the image of the sacred heart. The fact that both images are appearing on the same gem ane has to conclude ther is a definite correlation between the two images. If one notes that in ancient times the image of the Gorgon or Medusa was to repel or strike fear into your enemy / In the famous ancient mosaic Alexander the Great is depicted wearing a breast plate with the image of Medusa / is in a way a protective amulet.On the other side the female figure holding the arrow and the shield, is the representation of the greatest protective amulet for Christians -the sacred heart…

Measurements of bezel:28 x 19

Listing ID: 5595415877b23918

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