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Gold signet ring

unknown artist-1450/-1300

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Gold signet ring with a representation of the Sacred Marriage. This important Minoan cult ritual focused on the union of the divine couple was related to the seasonal renewal of the forces of nature. From Thebes, Boeotia, Late Helladic IIB-IIIA period (second half of the 15th-14th c. BC). L. of bezel 0.018 m. (ΓΕ 2075)

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