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Ring

Italian
late 18th-early 19th century


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

01.5946

Medium or Technique

Gold and shell

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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.

Credit Line

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