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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold set with an onyx cameo

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.190-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold ring, the hoop set with an onyx cameo of a female bust. The hoop inscribed inside in black letter + dung + seul + regart + vous + doibt + suffire

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold set with an onyx cameo

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed + dung + seul + regart + vous + doibt + suffire
'you must be satisfied with one glance'
the hoop; in black letter

Dimensions

Height: 2.9 cm, Width: 2.6 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Object history note

ex Pichon and Guilhou Collections.
A Roman double ring with glass cameos of female busts which resemble the bust on this ring was sold by 'Les Enluminures', Paris in 2013.

Descriptive line

Gold ring, the hoop set with an onyx cameo of a female bust. The hoop inscribed inside in black letter + dung + seul + regart + vous + doibt + suffire, France, l5th century

Techniques

Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Cameos; Busts

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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