Rosary Ring


From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-1057
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italian
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location Italy
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1650-1750
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Semele | Maenad

Sommerville: Pale sardonyx. Semele, a breviary ring of Philip II of Spain, with knobs or points, used to count prayers. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case OOO.

Vermeule: Sard. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Rosary ring. Draped bust of a maenad (Semele) facing to left, grape leaves and grape clusters in hair. The expression is composed and dignified. 10 on setting, probably rosary ring. Italian, late 17th or early 18th?

Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1057 - Sommerville Gem Number

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