Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'

12th - 14th century AD

Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
Medieval bronze Archer thumb ring with 'Evil Eye'
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Article code23-4730
Medieval bronze archer thumb ring with flat-section, decorated with a rare depiction of the 'Evil Eye' on the triangular bezel. The evil eye is cast in profile, the eye lashes are engraved.

Outside diameter: ± 23,3 mm
Inside diameter: ± 20 mm minimum

Condition: excellent condition, smooth shiny patina, wearable. Signs of wear consistent with age and use.

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The belief in the 'Evil Eye' dates back about 5.000 years and is present in many ancient cultures around the Mediterranean area. They are used as an amulet or talisman to ward off the evil eye. The staring eyes are supposed to reflect the malicious gaze back to the sorcerer.

In Celtic mythology it was a popular design and in many Celtic sites across Europe 'Evil Eye' beads have been discovered. Evil eye beads were popularised with the Phoenicians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans.

Features and Specifications

Period Middle Ages
Category Ancient Jewellery
Material Bronze
Country Europe