Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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diptych ring
  • Mary A. Kretsinger
    1915–2001
    born: Emporia, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • diptych ring
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gold, enamel, topaz
  • Length/Width/Depth: 2.8 x 6.9 x 3.2 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 1 1/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 1/4 in
  • Gift in Memory of Jodi Wallace by Jeannine Falino and Pamela D. Kingsbury
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0065
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Three part ring, spanning three fingers, with hammer-formed “wings” decorated with applied wire and granules in different types of gold (rose, green, varying karat values). Center is a bezel-frame around prong-set cloisonné enamel image of a blond female figure holding a red diamond over a blue & green body of water with red fish.