Images of Medieval Art and Architecture
The Treasure of Saint Denis
Ring of Saint-Denis
Adapted from Félibien, Plate III, Item Y
Pontifical Ring. It is made of gold, like the others.
In the middle of it can be seen a sapphire and all around it lots of pearls
and gems, with these words engraved on it: Annulus Sancti Dionysis
Félibien, pages 542. Translated by Jane Vadnal.
- Taken to the Louvre on December 5, 1793.
- Napoleon I had it mounted on his Hand of Justice sceptre in 1804.
- Currently in the Louvre, number MS 85.
- In Le Trésor de Saint-Denis, Danielle Gaborit-Chopin
says it was made in the beginning of the 13th century.
- 4.5 cm in diameter
Félibien, page 542.
Gaborit-Chopin(1987), p. 111.
Louvre, no. 37, pp 213-5.
Created by J Vadnal, July, 1998