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This object was collected and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild .

Origin: The nicolo engraved in intaglio, late Roman; the finger-ring late medieval, perhaps Italian, 14th-15th centuries; later additions, probably second half of the 19th century, include the inscription on the hoop, the three short suspension chains and the attached devotional wood-carving.

The intaglio is late Roman. The ring is fixed by three chains to the devotional carving (C. H. Read, 'Catalogue of the Waddesdon Bequest', 1902, no. 231).

For Italian ornaments with inscriptions in this style, see also 'Archaeologla', lxii (1911), p. 394 (rings, etc, from Chalcis now in the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford)

  • 'Archaelogical Journal' viii. 418 (ring from Sessa).

    The words 'Verbum caro' are part of a text (John i. 14) which has also occurs on 1872,0604,377 and AF 1023. Rings bearing this legend are sometimes believed to be magical but without precise evidence, such as direct association with a magical formula, this should not be assumed.

    Uploaded by KatieLawson on January 26, 2009

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    This object was collected and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild .

    Origin: The nicolo engraved in intaglio, late Roman; the finger-ring late medieval, perhaps Italian, 14th-15th centuries; later additions, probably second half of the 19th century, include the inscription on the hoop, the three short suspension chains and the attached devotional wood-carving.

    The intaglio is late Roman. The ring is fixed by three chains to the devotional carving (C. H. Read, 'Catalogue of the Waddesdon Bequest', 1902, no. 231).

    For Italian ornaments with inscriptions in this style, see also 'Archaeologla', lxii (1911), p. 394 (rings, etc, from Chalcis now in the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford)

  • 'Archaelogical Journal' viii. 418 (ring from Sessa).

    The words 'Verbum caro' are part of a text (John i. 14) which has also occurs on 1872,0604,377 and AF 1023. Rings bearing this legend are sometimes believed to be magical but without precise evidence, such as direct association with a magical formula, this should not be assumed.

    The Gallery also holds an extensive collection of drawings by the American pre-Raphaelite artist Edwin Austin Abbey and virtually all the lithographs by two 19th-century French artists, Théodore Géricault and Paul Gavarni. In recent decades the Gallery has acquired works by many contemporary artists, including Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, and William Kentridge; a number of important examples of 20th-century collage; and numerous wall drawings by Sol Lewitt.

    Alcauskas, Katherine. The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking , exh. broch. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009.

    Boorsch, Suzanne, and John Marciari. Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery . New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006.
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    Clark, Alvin L., Jr. From Mannerism to Classicism: Printmaking in France, 1600–1660 , exh. cat. Edited by Lesley K. Baier and Elise K. Kenney. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987.

    Cornell, Daniell, and Cheryl Finley. Imaging African Art: Documentation and Transformation , exh. cat. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2000.

    DeRose, Elizabeth C. Jasper Johns: From Plate to Print , exh. cat. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006.
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