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.

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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