Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 3/4 in. (1.5 x 1.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold and carnelian
Not On View
Ring with a hollow square bezel set with a carved stone head. The head is in high relief. The stone appears to be carnelian with a brownish-gray substrate. The oval cameo is bezel-set on a hollow cushion. The convex underside is closed. On one quadrant is an engraved ‘C’ next to a sun with rays. The opposite quadrant has three engraved letters ‘N E Y’. Both shoulders have engraved striations and scalloped borders. The center of the shank is raised and there is solder repair where the shoulders meet the bezel.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection