Snake ring and box

Schlangenring

1995


Dimensions

Overall (ring): 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 x 7/8 in.) Overall (box): 4.8 x 6.4 x 7.9 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.504.1-2

Medium or Technique

Copper, uncut diamond; leather box, lined with blue velvet, decorated with paint, ink, and found objects including cloth nametag with artist's name

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Sets

Ring of coiled copper resembling a snake enclosing rough dark uncut diamond; in artist-made box.

Inscription

Underside of box inscribed in gold paint: DIE/SCHLANGE/DIE SICH/SELBST/VER-/SCHLINGT/B.S. (The snake that swallows itself B.S.)

Signed

Inside of box signed and dated B.S./1996

Provenance

Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.