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Ring

French or German
1800


Object Place: Europe, Russia

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1 x 1.3 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.) Height x width (shank): 2.1 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6180

Medium or Technique

Iron, gold and silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Possibly a guild ring with an octagonal bezel featuring a stag, an altar and text. There are Latin inscriptions at the top and bottom. Both inscriptions are in cursive. In the center the figure has his raised front leg resting on an altar with a leafy branch. There are initials on the side: “GK.” Each shoulder has applied silver and gold floral decoration. The shank has impressed dot decoration.

Inscription

Latin inscription at top: "Momento mori." At bottom: "Omnia hic."

Provenance

Moscow. William D. Boardman Collection; 1901, gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman

Credit Line

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