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Gold Mourning Ring

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

Inscription

"M:S: WENDELL OB.22.JUL / 1762:AE. 66" (from card)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

about 1762

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 253

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.8cm (11/16in.)

Accession Number

54.1479

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings