Made a horrendous painting from imagination attempt earlier, so I tried again. I still used quite a few references for the features and the expression. Also that dang collar.


Ring
Greek
4th century B.C.

Ring with engraved bezel and quadrangular hoop. The Nemean lion at bay with a club above him.

Source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/242703/ring


Lunar Night--Ivan Aivazovsky, 1870


Ring
Ed Wiener (American, 1918–1991)

Multi prong free-form gold setting with oval jade stone, 7.09 carats

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/459254/ring


Ring
Art Smith (American, born in Cuba, 1917–1982)

Silver, red glass "stone," mounted on layered silver ovals. Signed on inside of ring

Source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/457306/ring


Ring
Sam Kramer (American, 1913–1964)
Designed by: Carol Kramer (American, 1918–1986)
Executed by: John Kramer

Sterling silver cigar band style ring with seven silver mushroom-like elements on top, and two cabochon-cut tourmalines in bezel mounts.

Source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/457316/ring


Base to the Jeweled Casket
Edward Everett Oakes (American, 1891–1960)
1929
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

A wooden stepped base made of laurel, having rounded corners, provides a setting on which the casket rests. At each corner, a circular depression set with onyx within a petaled silver frame is designed to receive each of the faceted amethyst feet of the box. A plain rectangular silver plaque, with small finger grips at each narrow end, serves as a handle for a chamfered lid that is seated above a small recess in the base.

This object number refers to the base and its detachable lid. The artist also made a walnut box in which to store the jeweled casket (unnumbered).

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/433936/base-to-the-jeweled-casket


"Galaxy" neckpiece
Art Smith (American, born in Cuba, 1917–1982)

Source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/547478/galaxy-neckpiece


A Night Action off Cadiz--Ivan Berryman


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Inktober Day 14: Church


Ring
Carol Kramer (American, 1918–1986)
Studio of: Sam Kramer (American, 1913–1964)
about 1965

Gold cigar-band style ring. Surmounted by twelve mushroom-shaped elements in gold and three bezel-set colored stones, two are cabochon-cut amethysts and one faceted pink tourmaline.

Source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/457582/ring


Finger ring with a ram's head bezel
Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–320

The bezel on this particular ring is in the shape of a ram's head crowned with horns, disc, feathers, and two uraei.

Source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/145319/finger-ring-with-a-rams-head-bezel


French 3rd rate ship of the line, bone ship model with human hair rigging.
Made by a French prisoner of war in England, early nineteenth century and only forty centimeters long.


1 note

Sailing Ship--Ivan Aivazovsky


1 note

Finger ring in the form of a snake
Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114

This ring was recovered from the thieve's debris along with several additional items of jewelry. The ring is in the form of a coiled snake.

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/144970/finger-ring-in-the-form-of-a-snake


Finger ring of King Taharqa
Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.

Cast gold finger ring with incised decoration in the form of a stylized sacred eye

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/142322/finger-ring-of-king-taharqa


Finger ring with snakes intertwined around an emerald
Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.

Two serpents, intertwined, support a plano-convex emerald in a coarsley granulated capsular setting.

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/260067/finger-ring-with-snakes-intertwined-around-an-emerald


Watercolor from a sailor's logbook, 1800


"Branching" comb
merry renk (American, 1921–2012)
1967

The silver hair comb is composed of overlapping V-shaped elements, each made of silver wire with the ends hammered flat, arranged in a loosely branching form atop a three-pronged hair comb. Two cultured pearls are attached to the end of one v-shaped form located at lower, proper right.

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/41624/branching-comb


Signet ring
Nubian
Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–100 A.D.

The ring from this plundered burialwas found in the debris. Other jewelry recovered includes gilt glass and carnelian beads, four pendants, and a ram's head amulet. This oval, intaglio bezel of this ring shows a sphinx wearing the double crown Before him is an ankh and a hawk with outspread wings is in the upper right quadrant.

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/145369/signet-ring


Stamp seal with ring
Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian
A.D. 226–651

Zoroastrian fire altar flanked by sun and moon.

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/144022/stamp-seal-with-ring


The Cannon--Willem van de Velde the Younger


Ring
Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.

One complete ring with an openwork ankh design for the bezel.

source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/140074/ring


The Gust--Willem van de Velde the Younger


I finally got the time to finish this. Almost scrapped it entirely, but then had the most ridiculous idea of 'hey maybe this thing only needs more plants'. So here we are...


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