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 Post subject: Treasures of the Roman Empire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:47 pm 
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The Nelson-Atkins museum of art here in Kansas City recently had a "Treasures of the Roman Empire" exhibit, so of course we had to go! Sorry the pictures aren't so good but cellphone through glass is not a recipe for quality.
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Just under 3 lbs of pure gold in this plate!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:06 pm 
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Wonderful!
Imagine... no CAD-CAM! See what people can do with their hands, eyes and honed skills!
Thank you, those are great photo's.


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Beautiful.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:54 pm 
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Cellphone through glass is not the recipe for quality, as you say, but you have done pretty well.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:16 pm 
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A it more information:
Luxurious Treasures at Nelson-Atkins Offer Glimpse into Roman Lifestyle
Spectacular Objects Span 500 Years of Ancient History


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:11 pm 
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ephsea wrote:
The Nelson-Atkins museum of art here in Kansas City recently had a "Treasures of the Roman Empire" exhibit, so of course we had to go! Sorry the pictures aren't so good but cellphone through glass is not a recipe for quality.
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Just under 3 lbs of pure gold in this plate!
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Exquisite! I wonder how long it took the jewel artist to design and create the very first piece (the ring)?

Thank you so much for posting these! :D I'd have never known that these pics were taken with your cell phone. They are of an amazing quality,...perhaps that's also due to how well you composed the photos, i think?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:48 am 
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Hi !

Here is an other picture of the bracelet
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Byzantine, Gold Openwork Bracelet Set with Gems and Pearls, 6th century. 10.5 x 9.5 x 4.0 cm; weight: 239.6 g. Private Collection, North America

https://detroitartreview.com/2017/12/cu ... rt-museum/

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Many thanks for posting this. I'm fascinated by the amazing metalworking skills exhibited by the ancients. Some of those pieces would be a challenge to create today even with all our fancy technology.

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I agree , Rom !
However I wonder if all the modern possibilities offered by the technology don't distract from real challenges .
I met a jeweler in Morocco who was able to reproduce some wonderful old pieces from museums , only by hand !

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