Ring with two-headed snake from Oplonti (Pompei), inspired by the original 1st cen. BC ring, displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
In Roman religion, the serpent-shaped Genie (lat. Genius) was the benevolent guardian spirit of families and individuals. In Pompei the snake represented fertility and sexuality. Snake-body rings as protective symbols were widespread in the Roman era.
Ring inspired by the ancient jewelry collections.
- Material: Sterling silver / Sterling silver 18 k gold-plated
- Weight: 0,01 lb (6 g)
- Size: IT 18 adjustable - 0,74 inch (18.80 mm)
- Colour: Silver/ Golden
"Splendors The luxury of ornaments in Herculaneum", edited by Francesco Sirano.
"Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments", edited by Antonio D'Ambrosio.
Produced in Italy