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.
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