18th-19th Century Agate Cameo of a Gryllus Ring


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Oval, depicting four conjoined heads: a male youth, a ram, a satyr and a bearded man, within a gold mount, ring size 7 length 23mm, width 14mm A gryllus is a group of conjoined heads, usually fanciful combinations of beasts and humans, often with mythological associations, believed to protect the wearer from harm.