Aesop’s Fable: Fox and the Stork! Antique intaglio ring gold Roman gem 1st century. A truly “fabulous” intaglio. Gold ring with Roman intaglio: Aesop’s fable of the Fox and the Stork, 1st/2nd century AD Christ. One of the most beautiful and exciting areas in the field of jewellery is collecting ancient Intaglien and cameos. This cut into hard stone, recessed or sublime portraits a great wealth of motifs offer that for any interest a whole world of objects manifested themselves. There are representations of deities and mythical events, memories of personal experiences and narrative scenes from the everyday life, gems with portraits of famous people and heroes. Because gems as jewelry in ancient times were widely used and probably everyone wore appropriate stones (and gladly gave away), relatively numerous original pieces have survived outside of museums. To be able to offer such original, Roman gems always very pleased, especially when the pieces have a museum-like quality as the present intaglio. We see a very rare scene. It’s the decisive moment of a fable, by the us of the Greek philosopher Aesop in the 6. It is the story of the stork and the Fox. A Fox invited a stork to dinner and sat him in the most delicious abounding. But the tidbits on very shallow bowls, of which the Stork could eat nothing with its long beak templates. So the Fox ate greedily alone everything, although he asked the Stork without ceasing, he should enjoy it. The Stork felt betrayed, and paraded to his feast, read himself but nothing noted. When the Fox came to the Stork, he found raised all possible goodies, which smelled delicious. But the Stork had served it in long amphorae. The Stork ate well alone all abounding with its beak, while the Fox went out empty. The furry animal hungry saw the Stork gave him a good lesson for his arrogance. The appearance and detailing, the shape of the play and comparison with other surviving Intaglien let us date this piece in the 1st to the 2nd century a. In the Roman Empire so. The Roman writer of Phaedrus 20/15 BC, died c. Translated the Fables of Aesop’s shortly after the beginning of the Christian era from the Greek into Latin, whereupon they became immensely popular in the entire Roman Empire. Cameos in carnelian emerged at this time and others in Aquileia in especially large numbers, possibly our mythical stone comes from here. Erika Pfremmer Diehl: antique gems and their lives after, Berlin/New York 2007, including S. The ancient Roman carnelian came with its version originally as part of a bracelet of the years around 1800 from a Cologne collection to us. The plain ring band emerged from high gold with the two arches on the right and left of the stone setting in our workshop according to models of same time. So the Aesop gem can now safely and joyfully as ring worn and new thought-provoking. An antique Roman intaglio in carnelian, approximately 7,0 x 9.6 mm gold 750/000, corresponds to 18 carat, in addition fine gold plated. Fineness “750” in the ring rail. The gem version 1.0 x 1.2 cm ring rail 2.2 mm wide. 56.5 (German ring gauge, corresponds to the circumference in mm). This ring can be changed in size by our Goldsmith. Very good, modern ring rail, the version of the Carneols from the early 19th century, the carnelian itself Roman antique. We want you to be satisfied 100%! Therefore, examine, describe, and we photograph all our jewellery pieces with the utmost care. Our reviews of the antique jewelry you can rely on our years of experience in the trade, as well as our expertise as a studied art historian. As a member of various dealer organizations, as well as the British Society of jewellery historians We committed ourselves here to utmost accuracy. In our descriptions we always also indicate any signs of age and broken, that we not hide in our photos – so you if our package comes to you need to experience any unpleasant surprises. The item “Aesop Fable Fox and Stork! Antique Intaglio Gold Ring Roman Gem 1. Century” is in sale since Monday, July 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Other Vintage Jewelry”. The seller is “hofer-antikschmuck” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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