Among the treasures there was the Etruscan departement. The Etruscan were one of the most important civilisations of ancient pre-Roman Italy. Their skills in working with gold were amazing. The piece that I want to show in this post is a Fibula. But a very special one. It's a very big parade-fibula, around 30 cm high. It has been dated 675-650 B.C.
Technique's used are embossing (gold worked in relief with punches) and granulation (micro-soldered spherical drops used to create decorative designs).
Animal motives are used that are typical for the ancient traditions of the Near East.
As I state on my Pinterest board Jewellery through the Ages, I am always amazed what my fellow craftsmen from long ago could accomplish without the means of electricity.