Sally Inman’s Mourning Ring
Sally Inman died at the age of fifteen on September 14, 1773, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a symbol of her family’s grief, a gold mourning ring was crafted featuring fifteen garnets that encircle strands of Inman’s hair. Join Philippe Halbert, interim curator of American decorative arts, on the 250th anniversary of Inman’s death. He reveals the story of her passing and examines the ring that has preserved her memory for two and a half centuries and was recently acquired by the Wadsworth.