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Betrothal ring

Italian
15th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel/central medallion): 11/16 x 9/16 in. (1.7 x 1.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 15/16 x 7/8 in. (2.4 x 2.2 cm)

Accession Number

01.5976

Medium or Technique

Silver and niello

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Betrothal ring with three medallions and clasped hands. The medallions form bezel and shoulders. The clasped hands are at the back of the shank. Each medallion with a different engraved design. Below the shoulders are Maltese crosses with remains of niello inlay.

Credit Line

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