Silver Neck Ring


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

Neck rings, worn by both men and women, were often seen as symbols of divinity or high rank, while also offering protective powers. Ancient writers noted that the first-century Celtic queen Boudicca, who fought against the Romans in Britain, wore a gold neck ring in battle. Celtic artists often depicted deities wearing or holding such rings.

Silver Neck Ring, Silver, Celtic

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