Gimmel (twin) Ring: Cherub with Hourglass, and Skull and Devil with Cloven Hoof

Object Name
Artist/Maker
Object Type
Category
Metalwork
Date
late 16th century
Medium
gold, enamel, diamond, ruby
Credit Line
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Object Number
AGOID.29295
Location
AGO, Gallery 114 Thomson European, South Case

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm (1 x 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Niello inscription, in sections on inner and outer faces of each finger band: · FOEGT · DAS · WIRTTEN · ; + WAS GOT · SW · SAMEN; · NICHT · SCHAIDEN ·; + DIE · MENS CHEN
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