Early 19th Century Agate Cameo of Flora Ring


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Oval, in profile facing right, with flowers in her hair, in a later gold mount, ring size 7 length 26mm, width 16mm Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and of springtime. Her Greek equivalent was Chloris who was married to Zephyr, the west wind of springtime. Ovid tells of Chloris fleeing from Zephyr and when he embraced her, flowers spilled from her lips and she was transformed into Flora.