late 18th-early 19th century
Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 1 x 13/16 in. (2.5 x 2.1 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 7/8 in. (1.6 x 2.3 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold and shell
Not On View
Ring with an oval shell cameo featuring a woman’s head in profile. The woman has an elaborate coiffure and is wearing a plain diadem and an ornamental spray of leaves in her hair. The cameo is bezel set and is surrounded by a plain metal border. The shoulders flare toward the bezel and are undecorated, as is the shank. It has been repaired at the shoulders. The underside of the bezel is open.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection