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Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The ring's large size and lack of central ornamentation suggest that it was worn on the thumb. Each of the eight raised facets bears a letter of the inscription, IHESUS N (Jesus of Nazareth).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/26/1979Examinationexamined for condition
6/12/1984Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • 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.
Provenance John Hunt, Dublin, Ireland [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; purchased by Walters Art Museum, 1969.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On the eight raised facets on the perimeter of the ring: I/H/E/S/U/S/N; [Transcription] IHESUS N; [Translation] Jesus of Nazareth
Credit Museum purchase, 1969

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Period
14th century (Medieval)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1989
Measurements
H: 3/16 x Diam: 1 1/16 in. (0.5 x 2.7 cm)
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