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The ring is cast silver with heavily oxidized interstices. Its abstract decoration emulates pre-Columbian forms. Of these, the were-jaguar mouth is evident.

Marks

"SPRATLING / SILVER" inside of ring in oval; "SPRATLING / MADE IN MEXICO" around oval.

Provenance

The artist; by 1985, to Margret Craver Withers (b.1907); November 17, 1993, gift of Mrs. Withers to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

about 1950

Object Place

Taxo, Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 2.5 cm (3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1993.836

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings