Medusa Ancient Art to Offer a Fine Collection of Antiquities, Ancient Rings, Gems, and Intaglios Medusa Ancient Art will be offering an initial selection formerly from the “Content Collection” of ancient rings, gems, seals and intaglios dating from 8th Century B.C. to the 6th century A.D. on thei
News-Antique.com - Mar 22,2012 - Montreal, Canada - Medusa Ancient Art today announced that they will be offering an initial selection formerly from the “Content Collection” of ancient rings, ancient gems, seals and intaglios. This collection of ancient art dating from the 8th Century B.C. thru the 6th Century A.D., includes 75 examples of ancient Roman, Sasanian, Phoenician, Samaritan, Gnostic, Egyptian & Islamic pieces acquired by Mr. Content when still a young dealer in the 1960's and early 1970's.
The intricately carved pieces show depictions of many ancient gods and goddesses in antiquity such as Fortuna, Mars, Artemis (as shown), Athena, Serapis and Asclepius, as well as scenes from ancient daily life. The collection includes examples of the full range of materials available on the market for this type of ancient art.
All of the pieces being offered are unconditionally guaranteed as ancient by Medusa Ancient Art Inc. You can click here to view the entire ancient jewelry collection. A few examples from the collection include:
1. A Roman Fragmented Quadriga Ring
Although the ring is fragmented, the symmetry of the gem is fantastic, and the gem depicts the Roman games 'Chariot Races,' a symbol of Victory. The chariot race is like today's NASCAR.
2. A Sasanian Brown Sard Seal
Sasanian period seal, dating to the 223-651 AD, a very fine example of antiquity of the Persian empire for only $600.
3. A Roman Intaglio of Asclepius
This Roman gem is interesting because it depicts Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing. The impression is very well carved and nicely centered.
4. An Eastern Gnostic Intaglio of Abraxas
Interesting gem because it relates to the Early Christian mysticism and their relation of the universe to a deeper understanding of the divinity, represented by Abraxas.
5. A Roman Jasper Intaglio of Mars
The stone is interesting because of its medium, being Jasper, as well the gem depicts Mars, the Roman god of war.
6. A Sasanian Agate Ring with Bovines
This Persian ring, from the Sasanian period, is of a beautiful medium, agate. The ring is very elegant and beautifully carved.
“This is an exceptionally rare opportunity for collectors.” said Allan Anawati, President of Medusa Ancient Art. “The quality and rarity of some of the pieces in this collection would make a great addition to any collection of antiquities.”
A detailed online catalog of the collection, including photographs, is available online at:
Accredited media interested in discussing the contents of this press release in more detail are encouraged to contact Allan Anawati at allan(at)medusa-art(dot)com
About Medusa Ancient Art Inc.
Medusa Ancient Art has been dedicated to providing private collectors, fellow art dealers, and museums with Egyptian ancient art and Classical antiquities. Their collection embraces the cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, the early civilizations of the modern Middle East, and ancient Egypt.
Over the past 15 years on the web, they have built a reputation for providing exceptional customer service and a long-term friendship with their clients. They