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Ring

Western European
18th century


Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 0.9 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) Height x width (shank): 1.8 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6066

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, and garnet

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with an engraved oval gemstone featuring two figures flanking a sculpture on a pedestal, possibly Haephaestus, the Greek god of forging. The stone is bezel mounted and flanked by two faceted garnets set in silver. The underside of the bezel is closed. The shoulders and shank have engraved decoration.

Credit Line

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