Gold ring with carnelian intaglio: Eros with flaming torch

Roman, Cypriot

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Eros leaning on an inverted torch.

These items, all found on Cyprus, are very representative of Roman decorative jewelry, in which various designs are combined and highlighted with colored gems in order to make them look as rich and impressive as possible. Similar jewelry is found throughout the Roman Empire.
1. Gold, beryl, and garnet earrings, 3rd century A.D. (74.51.3967, .3968)
2. Gold and carnelian ring, carved with the figure of Eros, late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D. (74.51.4233)
3. Gold and carnelian ring, 1st–early 3rd century A.D. (74.51.4234)
4. Gold and pearl earrings, 3rd century A.D. (74.51.3853, .3854)
5. Gold and garnet ring, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D. (74.51.4261)
6. Gold and beryl ring, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. (74.51.4272)
7. Gold and banded agate ring, 1st–2nd century A.D. (74.51.4264)
8. Gold and garnet ring, 2nd century A.D. (74.51.4262)

Gold ring with carnelian intaglio: Eros with flaming torch, Carnelian, gold, Roman, Cypriot

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