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Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1700-1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, enamelled, set with a bloodstone intaglio in an enamelled setting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.232-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Enamelled gold signet ring with an oval bezel, set with a bloodstone intaglio On the left, a falcon standing in profile to right, head crowned with the double crown of Egypt and a solar disk. Beside the falcon, also in profile to right, a lion-headed serpent with a thick mane and a beard (Chnoubis). Facing them on the right, standing in profile to left, an ibis., with an enamelled setting.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)

Date

1700-1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, enamelled, set with a bloodstone intaglio in an enamelled setting

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 2.2 cm, Depth: 1.4 cm

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold signet ring with an oval bezel, set with a bloodstone intaglio of a falcon, lion-headed snake (Chnoubis) and ibis, with an enamelled setting. The ring possibly Germany, 1700-25 set with an earlier intaglio.

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

Catalogued for the Campbell-Bonner magical gems database (classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2682 0), database ID CBd- 2918

Materials

Gold; Bloodstone

Techniques

Enamelling; Intaglio

Subjects depicted

Snakes; Scalloping; Skull (skeleton component); Escutcheons (coats of arms); Ibis; Falcon (bird); Intaglios

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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