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).
|9/26/1979||Examination||examined for condition|
- 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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