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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 13/16 in. (0.7 x 2 cm) Height x width (shank): 1 x 1 1/16 in. (2.5 x 2.7 cm)

Accession Number

01.5947

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a coiled snake. The band, whose lateral surfaces have carved decoration, was made separately. An applied snake with a flattened head is wound around the band and forms the bezel. The ring shows considerable wear and is now triangular in shape.

Credit Line

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