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Central European
late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place: Europe, Germany


Height x width (bezel): 7/16 x 7/16 in. (1.1 x 1.1 cm) Height x width (shank): 7/8 x 1 in. (2.2 x 2.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Ring with square, gem-set bezel. The bezel is high and sits on a raised, square with engraved decoration. The bezel is slightly pyramidal in profile and has engraved, vertical striations. The underside of the bezel is closed and has carved notches that extend toward the middle. The shoulders have elaborate, openwork, carved decoration. The shank is plain. The ‘gem’ is unfaceted glass which is now deteriorating.

Credit Line

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