18th Century Sardonyx Cameo Depicting a Gryllus

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An 18th century sardonyx cameo depicting a gryllus, the conjoined heads of a bearded Zeus Ammon, a young Alexander the Great and a ram’s head, in an early 19th century gold ring with bifurcated shoulders, cameo 1.7cm high, ring size 6

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.

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