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Mourning ring for Oliver Wendell

Centering a circular glass compartment contaning woven brown hair, joined to tapered band, engraved on back in semi-script.

Inscription

"Oliver / Wendell / Aged 17 yrs / Died 4 March / 1796"

Provenance

Mourning ring for Oliver Wendell, died 1796. Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

1796

Accession Number

54.1484

Medium or Technique

Gold; Glass, hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings