Ring

Ring

1300s

Gilded silver, sapphire

Diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1950.383

Description

Tradition holds that this ring was found in a garden in Winchester, England. In the 14th century, rings were worn in large numbers-four or five on one hand. The symbols of the sun and moon and the clasped hands found on this ring suggest a sentimental relationship between a man and a woman.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry

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