Ring with double headed Snake replica in Sterling Silver 18K gold plated of a ring dated to the 1st cen. BC, discovery on the ruins of Pompeii.
In Roman religion, the serpent-shaped Genie (lat. Genius) was the benevolent guardian spirit of the families abd individuals. In Pompei the snake represented fertility and sexuality. Snake-shaped rings were widespread in the Roman era as health-protecting symbols.
Object inspired by ancient jewelry collections.
- Material: Sterling silver 18K gold-plated
- Color: Gold
- Weight: 0,02 lb (8.2 g)
- Size: IT 18 - Ø 0,75 inch (19.10 mm)
Produced in Italy
"Splendors The luxury of ornaments in Herculaneum", edited by Francesco Sirano.
"Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments", edited by Antonio D'Ambrosio.