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Ring with Intaglio of Saint John the Baptist
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Ring with Intaglio of Saint John the Baptist

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This signet ring depicts Christian subject, St. John the Baptist. He is shown with his usual attributes, standing in a "contrapposto" pose, holding a large cross with a banner in his right arm. In his left hand, he holds a dish containing the Lamb of God with a cross. The saint wears skins and a large cloak draped loosely over his right arm. Next to his left leg, in reverse, is the inscription "FPC" in Roman capitals.
Date Description Narrative
2/09/1979Examinationexamined for condition
8/22/1979Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Laura F. Delano, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, June 9, 1947, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Next to the left leg, in reverse: FPC
Credit Gift of Laura F. Delano, 1947

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18th century
gold, red jasper
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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bezel: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm); 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) (diam.)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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