fine antique Carnelian Gryllus Intaglio of Athena Gold Ring

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The Wolf Mask is on her head, the Wolf's teeth completing the Diadem and to the lower left is the profile of a Wild Boar and above is the Mask of Silenus, his beard becoming part of the Wolf's ruff, thus the circle is complete. This type of Intaglio is called a Gryllus, which is a Magical Stone and it's origins are lost in antiquity. The Intaglio has above it a Latin Motto which translates as
"TRUST, BUT BE CAREFUL OF WHOM YOU TRUST"
This is a very fine carving executed upon a richly glowing Carnelian Stone and dating from the early 19th century. The later 18k Gold Mount circa 1890
Size : USA 9 UK S CN 20
Dimensions: 10/16 wide x 15/16 long Condition: Good
Price: $3900

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1840
  • Condition
    Good
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU358858172
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