By Sabine Albersmeier
This exquisitely illustrated book presents a wonderful selection of jewelry dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the early 20th century from the collection of The Walters Art Museum.
The more than fifty pieces illustrated represent an enormous range of periods, regions, artistic and stylistic developments, and materials. Signature objects featured include a magnificent pair of gold bracelets encrusted with precious stones and multicolored enamel inlay discovered in a tomb in Olbia, in present-day Ukraine, and dating to the 1st century B.C.; a pair of eagle fibulae from 6th century Visigothic Spain; and an iris corsage ornament by Tiffany & Co. decorated with 139 sapphires and other gems that was a grand prize winner at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
This publication accompanied an exhibition at The Walters Art Museum, October 19, 2008-January 4, 2009.
7.2”h x 7.2”w