Ring

possibly 18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)

Accession Number

64.884

Medium or Technique

Gold; hair, crystal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gold shaped lid with buckled seal-scroll AD ASTRA PER ASPERA hinged (engraved “Lucy” inside) over insert of hair. Loop shaped and chased.

Inscription

Engraved "AD ASTRA PER ASPERA" in scroll, "Lucy" engraved inside.

Provenance

Collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik