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Snake ring and box

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Ring of coiled copper resembling a snake enclosing rough dark uncut diamond; in artist-made box.

Inscription

Underside of box inscribed in gold paint: DIE/SCHLANGE/DIE SICH/SELBST/VER-/SCHLINGT/B.S. (The snake that swallows itself B.S.)

Signed

Inside of box signed and dated B.S./1996

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

Schlangenring

1995

Dimensions

Overall (ring): 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 x 7/8 in.) Overall (box): 4.8 x 6.4 x 7.9 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.504.1-2

Medium or Technique

Copper, uncut diamond; leather box, lined with blue velvet, decorated with paint, ink, and found objects including cloth nametag with artist's name

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Sets