Creator

Culture

Byzantine

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.107

Creator Biography

Creator Unknown, Byzantine.

Description

From the collector's records: "The ring's oval bezel has an engraved rendering of a human figure standing beside a small cross-topped structure. It is said to represent Mary at the well. The back portion of the ring's hoop is faceted on the outside. The piece is thought to have come from Jordan."

The scene may represent the Marys at the tomb; cf. Byzanz: Das Licht aus dem Osten (Paderborn, 2001), p. 332

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, 1993.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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