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Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. B. Clarke-Thornhill

  • Museum number:

    M.378-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf D, box 14

Physical description

Gold signet ring, the octagonal bezel engraved with a skull and inscribed IB (sic) MEMENTO. MORI.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1600-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

'IB (sic) MEMENTO. MORI.'
Inscribed

A skull
Engraved

Dimensions

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

Descriptive line

Gold signet ring, the octagonal bezel engraved with a skull and inscribed IB (sic) MEMENTO. MORI. (Remember death). England, 1600-1700.

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Skull (skeleton component); Memento mori; Death

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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