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Medusa ring

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Brass threaded nut with onyx, agate, 19th century carnelian intaglio and "Sarder" set in gold. Central carnelian depicting head of the Medusa. One onxy panel with incised decoration of stylised flower or arrow.

Signed

Incised initials B.S. and incised date 1991

Provenance

Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

Medusenring

1991

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.501

Medium or Technique

Brass, yellow gold, onxy, sardonyx, niccolo, 19th century carnelian intaglio (according to artist's invoice)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings