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Men's seal ring

This seal ring has a rectangular bezel set with a carved intaglio depicting a tree with a snake wrapped around the trunk surmounting a crown.

Provenance

Ex-collection gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

Probably English, late 19th century

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 1.3 x 2.5 cm (3/4 x 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1978

Medium or Technique

Gold and quartz

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings