Description

The circlet of the finger ring consists of three wires placed next to each other, the middle one is decorated with a row of pearls. The ends of the two outer wires are shaped like snake heads. The oval plate is embossed with a depiction of the Spartan queen Leda with the swan. The Greek father of the gods Zeus approached her in the form of a swan to impregnate her.

Leda with the swan was a widespread erotic motif in ancient art in all art genres. Finger rings like this were worn by women and men alike in Roman times.