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Victorian sterling silver Etruscan revival rams head bracelet. This stately bracelet is made of sterling silver, hallmarked for sterling silver. The bracelet is very simple in design, however the rams heads are very detailed and spectacular. Look closely at the faces of the rams , no detail was spared. Even the collars of the ram heads have a beautiful beaded design. The bangle part of the bracelet has a twisted design which is simple in design however much more beautiful than if the bracelet was left plain. This bracelet would make a wonderful addition to any jewellery collection.
Note: The ram has played an important role in the religion and mythology of many different cultures. It first appears as symbol in Ancient Egypt, as God Amon was depicted with a ram's head. In Celtic symbolism, it represents fertility and rebirth.
The rams horns are the symbol of the zodiac sign Aries and even the Greek name of this sign(krios=ram) indicates the correlation between the zodiac sign and the ram.
The Greek mythology, the golden fleece ram, a ram with wings helps Phixus from his father and stepmother and the sacrifice they had planned for him. It's the same ram that is the object of Jason's quest during the Argonautic expedition.
The ram's head is depicted in ancient jewels, mainly bracelet and other pieces.
Measurements: 7" Will fit up too a 7" wrist or smaller.
Date: Circa 1900 , possible earlier .