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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Byzantium

  • Date:

    11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved and nielloed gold

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    M.173-1937

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 4, shelf B, box 15

Physical description

Nielloed gold signet ring, the oval bezel engraved with a Greek inscription meaning Lord, help Thy servant Nicetas captain of the imperial guard.

Place of Origin

Byzantium

Date

11th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved and nielloed gold

Marks and inscriptions

Greek inscription
'Lord, help Thy servant Nicetas captain of the imperial guard'

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 2.4 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

ex Guilhou Collection

Descriptive line

Nielloed gold signet ring, the oval bezel engraved with a Greek inscription meaning Lord, help Thy servant Nicetas captain of the imperial guard, Byzantine, 11th century

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Niello; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Signet rings

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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