Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
From the collector's records: "The ring's diamond-shaped bezel is decorated with an incised cruciform monogram within an oval border. On each shoulder of the hoop is an incised alpha. The ring, said to have come from Syria, has acquired a dark brown, almost black, coloration."
Purchased from Tetragon, London, in 1993.
The Byzantine World