Ring with the Name of Pope Paul II (r. 1464–71)

Italian, Rome

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500

At the corners of the bezel are emblems of the four Evangelists, and on the sides are the shield of Paul II and that of the French crown. Papal rings may have been used at investitures or in establishing diplomatic credentials.

Ring with the Name of Pope Paul II (r. 1464–71), Gilt brass, blue glass, Italian, Rome

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