- Museum number
Finger-ring; silver-gilt; each shoulder is chased with the half-figure of a winged female; the bezel, which is between the wings, has three small figures in openwork, a man and a woman leading a child between them (probably Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus); pearled ridge along centre back of hoop.
- Production date
- 19thC (was 18thC)
Diameter: 1.17 inches
- Curator's comments
- Identified by Judy Rudoe as nineteenth century. Dalton said 18thC.
According to Braybrooke, 'A massive gold hoop, with a chain of eleven small knobs on exterior of lower part, apparently intended to be used as a decade. On each of the shoulders which are broad, is the bust, head and shoulders of a winged angel, with the face outwards, and between them above the summit, within a sort of frame formed by their wings reversed, are three figures in high relief, of Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus, representing the flight into Egypt: Joseph holds a staff in his left hand, the child's left in his right, and Mary follows with a water skin in her right, holding the other hand of the infant in her left. Rare and beautiful ring. Purchased of Mr Farrer, March 1860, - 192grs.'.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number