thegetty : The style of this ring was introduced by immigrant Greek goldsmiths from Ionia.

thegetty:

The style of this ring was introduced by immigrant Greek goldsmiths from Ionia. Its shape, long straight sides and rounded edges, is derived from Egyptian and Phoenician cartouche-shaped rings. What a beautiful meeting of cultures!

Winged Lion and Sphinx, 550-500 B.C., Etruscan or Greek, South Italy. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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