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Ring

Western European
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany (?)

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1.8 x 1.7 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.) Height x width (shank): 2.1 x 2.3 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6140

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Signet ring with an image of a deer with a cross between its antlers. The image alludes to Saint Hubert of Liege who, while hunting on Good Friday, saw a white stag with a crucifix between its antlers. The image is surmounted by a crown, and there are engraved arrows on the shoulders. On the bezel, along the bottom perimeter is the owner’s name: “L. Ludwig Trentine.”

Markings

There are two impressed marks on the shank: "JC" and possibly an animal.

Credit Line

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