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Ring

Norwegian
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Scandinavia, Lapland

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.5 x 2.3 cm (9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6158

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Band ring with a snake bezel and three dangling hoops. The head, tail and one coil of the snake make up the bezel which has three horizontally-placed pendant hoops. The hoops and open circles are made of sheet metal. They are secured to hoops soldered to the bezel. The head and tail of the snake have carved decoration and the body has an impressed zig-zag pattern. The shank is formed from two coils of the animal.

Markings

There is an impressed mark in the middle of the shank

Credit Line

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