Thursday, May 10, 2007

Antique Rome

I thought I'd include some pictures of non-contemporary jewellery too. After all, it's our heritage. There's a great museum in the Borghese gardens called Villa Giulia.



It's collection focuses on Etruscan artifacts but they also have an incredible collection of jewellery from the Etruscans to the Renaissance. Here are a few things that caught my eye...





It must be the wino in me.






I'm sorry they're pretty bad photos but I wasn't supposed to be taking any at all. These pieces are 'micro-mosaic' and I estimate that 4 pieces of mosaic would fit within 1mm square!






bling!

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4 comments:

shula said...

oy...

annadee said...

I know! The skils they had are incredible and now they are nearly lost.

kait said...

This reminds me of a phase I went through when I spent alot of time sketching from books of historical jewelry. I love the way the earrings are constructed!

Sabra said...

Good for people to know.