Mourning ring for Oliver Wendell
Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold; Glass, hair
Not On View
Centering a circular glass compartment contaning woven brown hair, joined to tapered band, engraved on back in semi-script.
"Oliver / Wendell / Aged 17 yrs / Died 4 March / 1796"
Mourning ring for Oliver Wendell, died 1796. Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift
Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes