This large ring is composed of a ring entirely covered with a twisted wire. The setting, is made of a stone, polished and curved, set in a metal frame decorated with pearled and twisted wires. At the junction of the ring and the setting, three globules are placed in a triangle.
For the realization of this object, the Roman goldsmith sought a formal aestheticism, characteristic of this period in the Roman world. He played on the contrasts in the rendering of gold, alternating polished surfaces and non smooth surfaces, and on the contrasts in color, between the grey of agate and the yellow of gold.
Height: 1.3 cm.
Width: 2.5 cm.
Weight: 7.4 g.
Materials: reconstituted cornelian cabochon, 3 micron gold plated
Period: Roman, 3rd century AD
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum