The ring is cast silver with heavily oxidized interstices. Its abstract decoration emulates pre-Columbian forms. Of these, the were-jaguar mouth is evident.
"SPRATLING / SILVER" inside of ring in oval; "SPRATLING / MADE IN MEXICO" around oval.
The artist; by 1985, to Margret Craver Withers (b.1907); November 17, 1993, gift of Mrs. Withers to MFA.
Gift of Margret Craver Withers