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Three Tone Banded Agate Intaglio Ring

Three Tone Banded Agate Intaglio Ring

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A miniature ancient masterpiece of gem engraving.

The three tone banded agate intaglio depicts the battle over the ancient city of Troy. A group of warriors are engaged in combat in front of the walled city gates whilst archers draw their arrows from above firing down upon their enemy, people cheer as one of the soldiers Patroclus has fallen to their defeat, Menelaus is depicted mourning the loss. Details of rocks are shown as the walls begin to crumble.

The gem originally would have started life as a scarab later cut and then mounted into a gold ring circa 1730.

The intaglio, Etruscan circa 4th century BC

US size 8 3/4 

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