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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (West, made)

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold with rose-cut diamonds

  • Museum number:

    528-1868

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf D, box 20

Physical description

Enamelled gold ring, the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones, with rose-cut diamonds set on the shoulders

Place of Origin

Europe (West, made)

Date

1600-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold with rose-cut diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm, Width: 2.4 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold ring, the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones, with rose-cut diamonds set on the shoulders, West Europe, 1600-1700.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hindman, Sandra ed. Cycles of life: rings from the Benjamin Zucker family collection, London, 2014, p.183

Materials

Gold; Diamond; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling; Lapidary

Subjects depicted

Memento mori; Skull (skeleton component); Death; Memento mori

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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