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Late 18th Century Carnelian Intaglio Ring of the Bull and the Snake

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The oval carnelian depicting a standing bull fighting against a snake. Carnelian size: 15 x 13 mm Mounted in 18Kt yellow gold chevalier shape ring Weight: 19.7 gr Finger size: 8 3/4 In the Christian iconography the bull has been seen as a symbol of Christ sacrificed himself on the cross for man's redemption,also its fertilizing activity was also approached to Christ as the source of life. The snake is traditionally the symbol of evil

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  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Place of origin
    Italy
  • Date of manufacture
    1790's
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Seller location
    Firenze, IT
  • Reference number
    LU1202108103

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