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Finger Ring


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Description The engraved hatching of this ring is characteristic of much Migration period jewelry, as is the combination of gold and red stones (usually garnets). The small size does not necessarily indicate that this ring was intended for a child. From ancient times through the Middle Ages rings were commonly worn on all joints of the finger.
Exhibitions
  • Romans and Barbarians. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 1976-1977.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, July 14, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
5th century (Early Medieval)
Medium
gold, garnet (?)
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1603
Measurements
3/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 in. (1 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm)

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