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Gimmel ring (Twin ring)

second half 16th century
Southern German
Gold, enamel, rubies, emerald
Overall: 1 1/8 × 1/2 in. (2.9 × 1.3 cm); Diameter (hoop): 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on edge of hoopd: WAS • GOTT • ZU • /SAMEN • FUEGET •/SOLL • DER • MENSCH •/NICHT • SCHNEIDEN [trans.: Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder]
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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