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Ca. AD 600

A Byzantine gold ring comprised of a thin round-section hoop, and an applied circular bezel that is adorned with a representation of the bust of the Virgin Mary. She is depicted facing forward, her hands raised in the orans gesture, a devotional pose commonly associated with prayer and supplication. The inclusion of a beaded halo surrounding the head of the Virgin Mary adds a further layer of symbolism. The piercing gaze of the Virgin Mary, depicted with great attention to detail, conveys a sense of transcendence, spiritual depth, and unwavering devotion. 

 

Provenance: Private UK collection; formerly, from an old London collection formed in the 1990s.

BYZANTINE GOLD RING WITH MARY ORANS

SKU: SEPT2326
£2,800.00Price
  • Dimensions

    D: 18.34mm / US: 8 1/4 / UK: Q ; 5.25g

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