Grand Tour "Antinoo" Ring

$120.00

Grand Tour "Antinoo" Ring

$120.00
Description

Additional styles available: please email shop@samuseum.org if interested.

Size L = 7.5 > 8

For the Grand Tour collection of accessories, Italian artisans have employed ancient traditional techniques and experiences to create handmade jewelry that has been passed down through generations. All Grand Tour products are completely handcrafted and 100% made in Italy.

All pieces are made of a Bronze setting with plates in 18kt Gold (750), or Silver plating (925). Reliefs are made of resin cast from antique medallions discovered from Grand Tour souvenirs featuring bas-reliefs of Ancient Rome.

Antinoo - Antinous (also Antinoo or Antinoös; 27 November, c. 111 – before 30 October 130) was a Bithynian Greek youth and a favourite, or lover, of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He was deified after his death, being worshiped in both the Greek East and Latin West, sometimes as a god (theos) and sometimes merely as a deified mortal (heros). Antinous became associated with homosexuality in Western culture, appearing in the work of Oscar Wilde and the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa.