Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Herakles Knot Ring

14k gold, with 24k gold plate

Dimensions: Width 3/4 in. Available in size 6 only

Item No. J019

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Period: Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)

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$580.00


Herakles Knot Ring
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Details

14K gold, with 24K gold plate. Width 3/4 in. Available in size 6 only. The shape of the two interlocking loops was known to sailors as a reef knot, used for binding rolled sails on ships. Though simple, these knots were extremely strong. The ancient Greeks referred to them as "Herakles knots," since this was the type of knot used by Herakles to tie the skin of the Nemean lion around his neck after he slayed the beast and fulfilled the first of twelve labors given him by King Eurystheus. Because of its affiliation with a Greek hero known for strength and courage, this knot was considered a protective amulet. It was also a symbol of fertility, given Herakles' many children, and was often used to fasten bridal garments. A new subject for the Hellenistic age, the Herakles knot remained a popular ornamental form into Roman times. The design of our ring is adapted from a variety of classical sources in the Museum's collection. Our reproduction of this motif is crafted with gold strips forming a knot embellished with delicate filigree designs.

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What we offer? Have you ever wished you could wear the same jewelry once worn by the famous kings, queens, emperors and empresses of antiquity? Ancient Sculpture Gallery is presenting you that unique opportunity. Here you will find accurate museum reproductions of the some of the most impressive historical jewelry, from the beginnings of human civilization to the modern era. We carry full lines of jewelry: rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, cameos and intaglios, and jewelry with coins. We offer jewelry in silver and in various denominations of gold, from 14k to pure .999 24k gold, just like their ancient originals. We also offer gold plated jewelry in up to 24k gold. The ancients treasured pure gold and used it to make objects for their most important rituals. The famous pieces of Egyptian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Inca and Aztec civilizations would not last if they were made of anything less than 24 karat gold. In the today's museums around the world, ancient gold jewelry, coins and artifacts, continue to remind us of the enduring beauty and elegance of pure 24k gold. Civilizations:We offer jewelry from the following civilizations: Ancient Egypt, Greece, Roman Empire, Hellenistic (Macedonian) Age, Minoan Crete, Etruscans, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Persia, Syria, Byzantine Empire, Vikings, Celtic, Ancient Slavs, Anglo-Saxon Britain, Frankish Gaul, Islamic and Ottoman, China and Tibet, Imperial Russia, and 19th-20th century Modern Museums: We have jewelry reproductions from these museums: The British Museum in London, State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and more. The ancient Greek, Hellenistic and Roman antiquity, from 5th century BC to 4th century AD, is when some of the most fascinating pieces of jewelry were created. They are now part of various prominent museums around the world and we are here offering their museum reproductions in gold and silver. Many of the items can be done in sets (ex. necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring). Please contact us if you wish a complete set of one same design. Rings are available in several sizes - when placing your order please tell us your chosen size. Visit our "JEWELRY" listings! Our jewelry products are replicas of ancient jewelry masterpieces now in the museums around the world, made of gold and silver, and sometimes adorned with precious stones. Buy with confidence - we have excellent customer satisfaction among our customers around the world.

Our jewelry products are replicas of ancient jewelry masterpieces now in the museums around the world. We offer jewelry in silver and in various denominations of gold, from 14k to pure .999 24k gold, just like their ancient originals. We also offer gold plated jewelry in up to 24k gold. The base metal is brass in most cases for all our gold plated jewelry. Many of our jewelry are decorated with various precious stones. For more details please visit our "Jewelry FAQ".

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Item is returnable within 7 days for money back guarantee provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging.

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