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Stuart Sanders: Ring tells the story of an 1801 Kentucky duel, part of display at Old State Capitol

At first glance, the ring in the exhibit case appears to be unremarkable. Sanders Made of thin brass, the ring’s crown includes more than two dozen small seed pearls that encircle a plate of beveled glass. Twisted under the glass lies a wisp of brown and gray hair, woven into a minute design reminiscent of a Celtic knot. But the story it tells is anything but unremarkable. On display in “Dueling...