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Roman Intaglio Carnelian Ring
- An exceptionally rare carved gemstone is featured in this gold ring
- The intaglio carnelian features a mythological image of two Roman gods and a child
- The stone is set into a later gold ring setting
- Set in 14K yellow gold
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Also known as gem carving, the art of intaglio 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.
Intaglio: Circa 2nd-3rd century CE
Setting: 20th century