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Ring: M.3-1966

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Copper painted in polychrome enamels. Broad hoop, rounded on outer edge. Decorated with Old and New Testament scenes. Inside: the Sacrifice of Isaac, Hagar, and Ishmael. Outside: the Supper at Emmaus, Lot and his daughters, and the destruction of Sodom.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Ella Mabel Gardner

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 mm
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 2.0 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1966) by Gardner, Ella Mabel


Late 17th Century
Circa 1670 CE - Circa 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel
Hoop composed of copper alloy

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1966
Primary reference Number: 47100
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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