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RING

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The hoop of the ring is composed of two fantastic animals. They reach up and grasp the bezel which is set with a carnelian in the shape of a half melon. The carnelian is indented with eight lines that curve around the side of the stone. The bezel is carved with a series of sharp pointed scallops. The animals have thick paws, flattened heads and long, scaly, reptile-like bodies, that merge in the center back of the ring.

Object name:
RING
Made from:
Silver gilt -- carnelian
Made in:
UNKNOWN
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
4 x 2.9 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.3
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973