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Ring of Queen Gundoberga


Lombard
early 7th century
1.6 x 2.5 x 3.2 cm (5/8 x 1 x 1 1/4 in.)
enamel and modern stone on gold
BZ.1937.28

Not on view


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Bibliography
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Exhibition History
Cambridge, Fogg Museum, "A Selection of Ivories, Bronzes, Metalwork and Other Objects from the Dumbarton Oaks Collection," Nov. 15 - Dec. 31, 1945.


Acquisition History
Found by a laborer in a field at Avenay near Reims.

Collection of J. Pichon (Sale, Lot 20, Pl. I), Paris, 1897.

Collection of Monsieur E. Guilhou, Paris.

Purchased at the Guilhou Sale, Sotheby's, November 11, 1937.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C., November 1940.


Gundoberga | Latin | Queen