Egyptian

Ancient Egypt / La Civiltà Egizia

King Tut's tomb - Horus, son of the Goddess Isis. Called the Savior God of Egypt, for restoring his father to life. Often depicted as a falcon. The Eye of Horus watches over mankind.

Cleopatra Last Pharaoh of Egypt...

Ancient Egyptians used kohl, a lead base, to outline their eyes. This could have led to seizures or comas, even death.

Egypt, Roman Period 30 BCE-300CE

Gold Necklace with Medallion Depicting a Goddess, Egypt, Roman Period BCE - 300 CE) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Currently not on view Source

The cameo: 1st Century BC/AD  The mounting: 1st-2nd Century AD

Late Hellenistic blue agate cameo of two clasped hands set into an antique gold ring. With the Greek inscription: OMONOIA (together). The bezel with a braided wire surround; the shank with applied beading. A rare use of an agate cameo.

Signet ring pyramidal.Lieu creation: Merovingian Gaul. Late 6th - early 7th century.

Gold, filigree, garnet - late sixth - early seventh century. Louvre Museum via Gaby Blam Design

Peru | Pendant in human form, probably from the Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) culture | Cast gold | ca. 800 - 1000 AD.

Pendant in human form, probably from the Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) culture

A pair of Roman Shield & Grape Earrings, ca 1st century AD

Roman Shield & Grape Earrings, ca 1st century AD

Each earring with a conical shield centered with granules and framed with filigree wire, the back earwire supporting a rigid drop pendant below, composed of an indented collar that supports a pyramida

A Roman gold finger ring belonging to an armourer in the XXII nd Legion (ENGRAVED IN RING), ca. 3rd century A.D.

(Roman) A Roman Gold finger Ring belonging to an armourer in the legion (engraved in ring). ca century CE.

ROMAN GOLD WEDDING RING In a raised beaded bezel are two clasped hands (dextrarum iunctio); above in relief the Greek word OMONOIA meaning ‘joined as one.’ 2nd-3rd Century AD.

"Roman gold wedding ring - In a raised beaded bezel are two clasped hands (dextrarum iunctio); above in relief the Greek word OMONOIA meaning ‘joined as one.

Two-Finger Ring, early 6th century. Byzantine. Gold, amethyst, emerald, glass, pearl

Bionding Together Past and Present article by Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters in conjunction with "Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection" The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pinterest
Search