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Signet ring

Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)
    19th century (altered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold set with a jaspar intaglio

  • Museum number:

    725-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silver-gilt signet ring with an oval bezel set with a Roman red jaspar intaglio of two masks, a scorpion, a star and a serpent and inscribed in lombardic characters S. F R DE COLUMPNA. The hoop is 19th century

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

13th century (made)
19th century (altered)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold set with a jaspar intaglio

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed S. F R DE COLUMPNA.
in lombardic characters

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 2.5 cm, Depth: 2.2 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt signet ring with an oval bezel set with a Roman red jaspar intaglio of two masks, a scorpion, a star and a serpent and inscribed in lombardic characters S. F R DE COLUMPNA.The hoop 19th century, Italy, 13th century

Techniques

Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Intaglios; Scorpion; Masks (costume); Serpents (animal); Stars

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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