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Classical Revival Intaglio of Two Divine Beings - FJ.6653
Origin: Europe
Circa: 18 th Century AD

Medium: Carnelian-Gold


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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These Intaglios Have Been Set in 21 Karat Gold Earrings

The image of two gods have been carved into these precious gemstones, invoking the magnificent intaglios of antiquity. Created during the 18th Century, this earrings is the product of the Classical Revival, a period where modern Europe looked towards the past and reinterpreted the forms and arts of ancient Greece and Rome anew. Glyptics, carving images on precious stones, is one of the oldest art forms known to humanity. The sudden resurrection of the glyptic arts in modern Europe reveals their obsession with recreating the masterpieces of antiquity. This interest in the past is partly a product of the rapid industrial and urban growth experienced during this era. As the realities of city life sank in, surely one would longingly dream of the past and seek to rekindle the pastoral lifestyle left behind. Breakthroughs in scientific understanding and the nascent field of archaeology also had a major influence in the popularity of the Classical Revival. This pendant seeks to connect us with the past. A woman wearing this lovely intaglio would inspire the majesty and beauty of the Classics while representing the divine powers of the gods carved into the carnelian.

3/4"
- (FJ.6653)

 

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