Luristan Bronze - Bull amulet - 1200 / 800 BC
Crusaders Era, Ca. 1100-1400 AD
A bronze ring featuring a round hoop and a large bezel with a stepped-in border. The centerpiece of this exquisite ring is a striking triangle motif set against a hatched background. In the medieval period, rings held a special significance beyond their function as mere adornments. They were often used to convey messages of power, status, and loyalty. Symbolic rings like this one served as potent talismans, imbued with meanings that could only be deciphered by those who knew their secrets. The triangle motif on this ring carries particular significance in medieval symbolism and beliefs. The triangle has long been associated with the concept of the Holy Trinity - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - which was central to Christian doctrine in the Middle Ages. This motif is a powerful visual representation of this theological concept and a symbol of the divine power that imbued the Crusaders' quest for glory and salvation.
Size: D: 17.12mm / US: 6 3/4 / UK: N; 6.14g
Provenance: Private London collector, acquired on the Austrian Art market, formerly in an old USA collection formed since the 1970s.
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