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Ancient Roman Medusa Intaglio Earrings
- These earrings serve as a rare example of the ancient Roman intaglio technique
- The art of intaglio, also known as gemstone carving, dates to the 14th century B.C.E.
- The two Roman intaglios are accented by a Victorian gold setting and two additional cameos
- Set in 22K yellow gold
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The art of intaglio, also known as gem carving, dates to as early as the 14th century B.C.E. and was. . .
The art of intaglio, also known as gem carving, dates to as early as the 14th century B.C.E. and was practiced by ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Assyria, Phoenicia, and later in Greece and Rome. In fact, the gemstone intaglio was one of the most popular jewelry designs in ancient Rome, as Roman men of social standing commonly wore intaglio rings in order to mark wax seals.
Set in 22K gold