A collection of ancient Roman rings, all of which are gold save for the ring in the middle of the top row, which is gilt bronze. The rings with gems have cabochons of either amethyst, carnelian, or glass. They all date to sometime between the 2nd to 3rd centuries CE. Image from Bonhams.
(Image Description: Eight images with gradient backgrounds and positive messages in the center.
Top left: “Genderqueer is resilient”
Top right: “Intersex is amazing”
2nd row left: “Genderqueer is powerful”
2nd row right: “Intersex is magical”
3rd row left: “Genderqueer is wonderful”
3rd row right: “Intersex is beautiful”
Bottom left: “Genderqueer is revolutionary”
Bottom right: “Intersex is inspiring”
In the bottom right corner of each is the logo for the Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project.)
If you have a facebook page, you should follow the Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project!
From their page: “The Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project (IGRP) is the first and only legal organization in the United States dedicated to the rights of non-binary gender adults to self-identify on legal documents.”
IGRP posts about genderqueer and intersex rights, the legal fight for nonbinary gender markers on identification, and plenty of neat images like the ones above. Check them out!
Greek Gold and Garnet Bracelet, Hellenistic, 2nd Century BC
The most distinctive feature of this bracelet or armlet is the treatment of the outer surfaces of the hoops. Decorative elements are covered with a delicate network of filigree created by placing parallel rows of wire in a zigzag pattern and dotting the points of contact with granules. This unusual decoration is best paralleled in a few exceptional works from Thessaly. It is a rare forerunner of a popular kind of Roman bracelet featuring twisted hoops and hinged box settings decorated with gemstones.