late 16th–early 17th century
Object Place: Europe, Germany
Height x width (bezel): 5/16 x 5/16 in. (0.8 x 0.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 7/8 in. (2.1 x 2.2 cm)
Medium or Technique
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Ring with square, gem-set bezel. The bezel is high and pyramidal in profile. The ‘gem’ is red glass. The underside of the bezel is closed and has carved notches that extend from the corners to the middle. The bezel itself has fine, engraved striations. The shoulders have modest, carved decoration. The shank is plain.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection