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Athena finger ring

Description

Finger ring with inlaid carnelian decorated with an engraved bust of Athena. In Cypriot art, Athena appears usually fully armed with crested helmet, round shield and spear, which emphasize her warlike aspect. Her worship is attested from quite early in the sanctuaries of Idalion, Vouni and Kakopetria. It is believed that the cult of Athena merged with the cult of Phoenician Anat in Cyprus.


Collection Number

Ζ0461


Period

Roman period (Ρωμαϊκή περίοδος)


Material

gold, carnelian (χρυσός, καρνεόλιο)


Culture

Cypriot (Κυπριακός)


Dimensions

Δ: 2,4 εκ.


Exhbition Gallery

3rd floor / Cypriot Art

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