goddess jewellery

Ancient Roman amethyst intaglio of Fortuna, dated to the 1st century BCE to the 1st century CE. Found in the Hermitage Museum, though the image has been edited by me.

From the source:

Goddess of happiness, chance and good luck, Fortune was one of the most revered gods in ancient Rome. Her permanent attribute was a cornucopia, or a horn of plenty, with which it was represented on this amethyst intaglio (stone with incised relief carving) by the famous carver Hyllos. Being the son of the renowned carver Dioskourides, the founder of the school of Roman carvers in the Early Roman Empire, Hyllos was well acquainted with the ancient traditions of glyptic art (miniature carving on coloured minerals). Of all the variety of styles he preferred the generalized and laconic manner of Greek Classical art of the 5th century BC. This bust of the goddess is cut harmoniously into the oval form, filling it entirely. Depicted in full face, Fortune has regular features and bears a calm expression. This marvellously executed intaglio is all the more valuable in that it has the name of the artist inscribed in Greek.


Two Ancient Egyptian gold rings, the ring on the left dating to the Roman period (1st-2nd century CE), perhaps with the goddesses Nephthys and Isis intertwined. The ring on the right dates to 664-343 BCE, the hieroglyphs inscribed mentioning perhaps the goddess Sekhmet and the god Hapy. Both images found on Christie’s.


I’m packing up orders this weekend, so if you buy something now, it ought to ship by Monday (barring disaster/mishap/zombie apocalypse)! 



Erykah Badu by Karim Sadli & Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy Haute Couture and  Mens Archive pieces 

Hellenistic gold bracelets of intertwining snakes with end terminals of Isis and Serapis, knots of Herakles formed in the middle. The bracelets date to the 1st century BCE and are currently located in the Benaki Museum in Athens.