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Carnelian Intaglio Depicting the Goddesses Fortuna and Victory - FJ.5834
Origin: Israel (Jerusalem)
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD

Collection: Roman
Medium: Carnelian/Gold


Additional Information: Sold

Location: United States
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Mounted in 18 karat gold ring, this lovely roman gem depicts two prominent deities of the classical world. Fortuna, goddess of luck and success, holds the cornucopia, the horn of plenty signifying the wealth and abundance. Victory, Goddess of Triumph stands holding the laurel wreath of victory. Carved in a carnelian of beautiful shade, this Roman intaglio captures a magical essence with its translucency lighting up the stone. Carnelian derives from the Latin cornum, meaning "cornel berry or cornelian cherry." carnelian is the gem of the earth, a symbol of the strength and beauty of our planet. It serves as a grounder of energies and as a manifesto on the physical plane. It grounds the attention into the present moment so that one can concentrate upon current happenings and thus become more productive. When used in meditation, carnelian helps to focus the mind on higher intentions and goals. And as beautiful as the stone is, carnelian was one of the favorite stones of roman gem engravers. The person who wore this superb intaglio at the height of the Roman Empire must surely have been triumphed in all of life's endeavors. The person fortunate enough to wear it today in its most magnificent ring setting is certain to enjoy a triumph all of their own. - (FJ.5834)

 

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