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Finger ring

Description

Gold finger ring with a large bezel set with an oblong, table cut amethyst surrounded by eight small sapphires in individual collets, from Roy Ritchie's excavations at Whithorn Priory, Whithorn, Wigtownshire, 13th century

Museum reference

H.1992.1835

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Finger ring

Date

13th century

Materials

Gold, Amethyst, Sapphire

Physical description

Gold; large bezel set with an oblong, table cut amethyst surrounded by eight small sapphires in individual collets

Collection place(s)

Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland (12 Aug 1982 - 26 Sep 1982)
    Royal Museum of Scotland

References

Glenn, Virginia, Romanesque & Gothic: Decorative Metalwork and Ivory Carvings in the Museum of Scotland, NMSE Publishing, Edinburgh, 2003

Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982

On display

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