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.
Lunar Night--Ivan Aivazovsky, 1870
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.
Base to the Jeweled Casket
Edward Everett Oakes (American, 1891–1960)
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).
Art Smith (American, born in Cuba, 1917–1982)
A Night Action off Cadiz--Ivan Berryman
Carol Kramer (American, 1918–1986)
Studio of: Sam Kramer (American, 1913–1964)
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.
Finger ring with a ram's head bezel
The bezel on this particular ring is in the shape of a ram's head crowned with horns, disc, feathers, and two uraei.
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.
Sailing Ship--Ivan Aivazovsky
Finger ring in the form of a snake
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.
Finger ring of King Taharqa
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Cast gold finger ring with incised decoration in the form of a stylized sacred eye
Finger ring with snakes intertwined around an emerald
2nd century B.C.
Two serpents, intertwined, support a plano-convex emerald in a coarsley granulated capsular setting.
Watercolor from a sailor's logbook, 1800
merry renk (American, 1921–2012)
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.
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.
Stamp seal with ring
Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Zoroastrian fire altar flanked by sun and moon.
The Cannon--Willem van de Velde the Younger
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...