A Bust of Mephistopheles

While it’s sadly no longer on display, I  saw the above bust of the devil Mephistopheles when I first came to Toronto some years ago. Apparently it is cut from a single Tanzanian ruby, with a gold and obsidian base. It’s part of the Michael M. Scott private collection, and as far as I can tell it was made by Günter Petry, in Idar-Obserstein, Germany. While I don’t tend to be a fan of conventional jewelry, the stonework in the collection was quite impressive.

For More Information:

http://www.rom.on.ca/news/releases/public.php?mediakey=6omnl8ho7g

http://www.gpetry.com/ (Site opens with kind of sleazy rich person jazz)

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