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Ring

Ring with octagonal gem-set bezel. The bezel is high and the underside is closed. The collet is notched and there are engraved, vertical striations. The red 'gem' may be glass. It is faceted along the edges. The shoulders have carved decoration featuring stylized animal heads. The shank is...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection

Central European, late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

Germany

Accession Number

01.6148

Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt, stone (or glass)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings