Gold Ring with Carnelian Fortuna Intaglio

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Gold, carnelian
Dimensions: 2 cm long
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 3280
Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired with Elsa Bloch-Diener, Bern, ca. 1979.
Condition: A small chip, which does not affect the image area in the stone, otherwise intact.
Description: Gold ring with a massive ring plate where an oval slightly convex carnelian is inserted. The standing goddess of fortune Fortuna is cut into the stone with her head facing to the right. In her right hand she is holding the horn of plenty (cornucopia), promising abundance, in her left hand the ship’s rudder (gubernaculum), setting the direction of life. Ready to wear.