THE KYANOS RING

£220
Zoom THE KYANOS RING
Zoom THE KYANOS RING
Zoom THE KYANOS RING
Zoom THE KYANOS RING
Zoom THE KYANOS RING

THE KYANOS RING

£220

Hand carved in Greece. Made from up to 35% recyclable and natural bronze double plated with 18 carat and 24 carat gold.  

 

THE DESIGN

Inspired by the Kyanos Frieze found in Tiryns, a major Bronze Age city and the Centre of the Mycenaean civilisation. The original friezes were elaborate flower friezes with a blue smalt. These friezes which were made with this technique, traces of which have been also found in Mycenae, originated in Egypt in older times, and was treated with careful preference, and the materials required to create it became precious on their own. It's possible that this whole decorative style came through the Phoenicians to Greece, via the trade links between the two nations. Friezes often composed of two rows of spirals and a band of rosettes.
  
The Kyanos ring is designed with two rows separated by an indentation which divides the height the ring in two. The texture of the ring varies from rough across its circumference to smooth and more polished where the two ends of the ring meet, giving it an effect of two doors which are semi-open. 
 
x