Ring

Object Number: 
1977.36b
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Gold, hair, glass, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 1 x 1.9 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: reverse, center: "R. A. N."
Description: 
Gold ring (mourning?) with hair tied in a Turk's knot beneath rectangular oculus at the center, flanked by trapezoid shaped regions with acanthus leaf design and framed with black enamel; inscription on reverse of center.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this ring belonged to John B. Newman and encases a lock of his hair.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group