This vintage Egyptian Snake Ring is made of pewter with an antique gold finish. It is adjustable.
HISTORY: In ancient Egypt, as in many cultures, snakes were both feared and worshiped. As one of the demons of the underworld, the destructive Apophis was feared while the serpent Meretseger was worshiped as the protector of the Valley of the Kings.
A cobra, uraeus, was attached to the headdress of King Tutankhamun and other rulers as their royal insignia and protection. Some believe that Cleopatra was killed by an asp that she had smuggled into her room.
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SNAKE SYMBOL - The snake is the symbol for transmutation of the life-death-rebirth cycle by the shedding of its skin.
It is the energy of wholeness and cosmic consciousness. The knowledge that all things are equal in creation and should be experienced without judgement.
NOTE: These vintage items are discontinued stock and have never been worn. They have just been in a display box in the shop or in storage for over 20 years and it is time for them to go! Many are one of a kind so don't delay in getting the ones you like because they will not last long!
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