Ring

American
early 20th century


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.9 cm (3/4 x 11/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5488

Medium or Technique

Gold and tiger's eye

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gold ring with an oval carved cat’s eye depicting a bearded face wearing a metal helmet with two plumes emerging from its center.

Provenance

About 1996, purchased by gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA, at a show in England or Miami; 2009, year-end gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth