Leonine Protomes Reproduction bracelet in 18K GOLD plated 925 Sterling Silver taken from the original exhibit cat. n° 6434 AB of the Superintendence of Taranto. Inspired by the earrings from S. Maria Capua Vetere Inv. 24870, 24871 from the II half of the IV - beginning of the III century. and. C.
The protome, for the ancient romans , was an artistic representation which saw the depiction of the front part of an animal (and in some cases also people) as leone , bull and ram which were often used in ornaments and moles jewels . The latter were mainly made of gold, to show their belonging to the highest social classes. Often associated with animals considered amulets or symbolic. The lion featured on this bracelet is a symbol of great life force, courage, pride and royalty.
Wear virtue with the Ancient Bracelet
- Material: Leather + 18K Gold Plated 925 Silver + Emerald Green Glass Paste
- Weight: about 11.3g
- Length: 19cm
- Lace thickness: 0.5 cm
- Strap colour: Black / Brown
Produced in Italy
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