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Ring

A work made of gold, tourmaline, and traces of enamel.
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  • A work made of gold, tourmaline, and traces of enamel.

Date:

c. 1525–c. 1575

Artist:

Probably Italian

About this artwork

Bold in color, this ring is in keeping with mid- to late sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance fashion. Its large step-cut pink tourmaline is mounted on a cast gold setting, ornamented with a series of scrolls colored with touches of blue, green, and white enameling. In the period, many stones, like tourmaline, were believed to hold healing properties, and therefore thought beneficial as well as fashionable to wear.

Status

On View, Gallery 238

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Ring

Place

Italy (Object Probably made in)

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Made 1525–1575

Medium

Gold, tourmaline, and traces of enamel

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 × 1 × 0.5 cm (1/2 × 3/8 × 3/16); Circumference: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Chester D. Tripp Estate Fund

Reference Number

2016.13

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