A Hardstone Cameo of Cupid mounted in a ring

1st Century BCE


carved in sardonyx, a right facing profile with curly hair and pointed features.

The cameo is a fragment of a larger gem which was probably reshaped into a circle during the 18th Century so that it might be mounted into this gold finger ring. A small section of agate and shellac has been added to the base of the gem, where a section of the neck was missing.

The youthful and somewhat mischievous face which might possibly depict the god Cupid.

UK ring size: G