Progress on new project with The MMA

by jeanettecaines on April 14, 2017

Untitled10bI was lucky enough to be granted access to photograph these glorious disc earrings last week and here is the first of the detail shots.

I’m obsessed with details and I’ve been fangirling over these shots all week. Mike and I will use these photos to riddle out what methods and tools were used.

We are also waiting for some micrographs (microscopic pictures) and other tests ordered by the MMA to truly reveal the secrets behind all the connections in the piece and the exact alloy.

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Exciting new project with The Met

by jeanettecaines on March 25, 2017

We are embarking on an exciting new project with the help of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Michael Ellis and I are attempting a recreation of these Etruscan beauties (earrings)using only ancient methods and tools. It should be a fascinating project and we hope to learn a lot. I’ll keep you all posted.2017-03-16 14.39.30-1

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