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Gold Ring with a Classical Revival Carnelian Seal Depicting Mars - FJ.6522
Origin: Europe
Circa: 1800 AD to 1900 AD

Catalogue: V25
Collection: Jewelry
Medium: Carnelian and Gold

Location: United States
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This antique seal has been mounted in a modern 18 karat gold ring.

Mars (the Latin equivalent of the Greek Ares) was the Roman god of war. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was one of the twelve great deities belonging to the second generation of Olympian gods. Being of greater than human height he was known to utter a terrible war cry and normally fought on foot. On this lovely intaglio he is shown in a more casual mode, holding a spear in his left hand and a bundle of arrows in the right. Supremely confidant in his power, he is seen here naked wearing nothing but a helmet. As a symbol of military prowess, Mars was much admired by the ancient world for his beauty and strength--as is perfectly demonstrated on this intaglio.
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