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Jewish Ceremonial Wedding Ring, from the Colmar Treasure

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This wedding ring is the most technically accomplished example of goldsmith’s work in the Colmar Treasure. Its miniature dome and supporting arches mimic the imagined form of the lost Temple in Jerusalem, metaphorically connecting that site to the newlyweds’ home. Hebrew letters spelling out "mazel tov" (good luck) set a congratulatory tone, enhanced by red and traces of green enamel.

Jewish Ceremonial Wedding Ring, from the Colmar Treasure, Gold and enamel

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