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Ring with an Intaglio of Pan
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Ring with an Intaglio of Pan


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Description The hoop of this large signet ring is decorated with scrollwork. The sides of the octagonal bezel, which is framed by two lions at the shoulders, are inscribed in Greek with a quotation from Psalm 26: "Lord, my Light and my Savior, whom shall I fear?" In contrast to this Christian motto, the intaglio depicts the pagan god Pan, who is represented as an older bearded man with goat's legs and his characteristic pipes.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/22/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
  • Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling. 2016.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
12th century (Medieval)
Medium
gold, cameo
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1580
Measurements
Outer H: 1 1/16 × W: 1 × D: 1/2 in. (2.7 × 2.6 × 1.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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