User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

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.


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and quartz


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings