Roman Gold Onyx Cameo Ring with Cupid and Torch - 150 AD

A Roman gold ring dating to the 2nd - 3rd Century AD. The shoulders with palmette and tendril decoration in openwork gold, the rectangular bezel with an onyx cameo depicting the god of love, Cupid, leaning on a burning torch.

Cupid, or Eros, is often shown in this position of extinguishing a burning torch. The torch is thought to be an allegory of life or desire. A beautiful, delicate ring, the colour combination of rich gold with blue and white onyx appeals as much today as it must have done in ancient times.

For a similar ring see Krug, Antike Gemmen im Romisch-Germanischen Museum Koln, 1980, p. 225 no. 288., Pl. 108.

Roman Gold Onyx Cameo Ring with Cupid and Torch - 150 AD. A Roman gold ring dating to the 2nd - 3rd Century AD. The shoulders with palmette and tendril decoration in openwork gold, the rectangular bezel with an onyx cameo depicting the god of love, Cupid, leaning on a burning torch. Cupid, or Eros, is often shown in this position of extinguishing a burning torch. The torch is thought to be an allegory of life or desire. A beautiful, delicate ring, the colour combination of rich gold with blue and white onyx appeals as much today as it must have done in ancient times. For a similar ring see Krug, Antike Gemmen im Romisch-Germanischen Museum Koln, 1980, p. 225 no. 288., Pl. 108.

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