User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Gold Mourning Ring

Start collecting

Rectangular faceted stone over skull in rayed bezel flaked by two small stones in openwork setting. (from card)


"J WENDELL/ OB 7 SEP / 1761 AE 71" Scrolled band with black enamel (from card)


Buhler Entry: Descended in the family to Edward Jackson Holmes (see Cat. no. 34). Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift. From card: "Jacob Wendell- Suffolk Probate- no maker"

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

about 1761

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 253


Other (Overall): 2.1cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; Paint, crystal




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings