The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.
ROMAN MAGIC HAND. Amulets in ancient days were usually small charms fashioned sometimes into various shapes and suspended from a necklace.
Enameled Jewels with rubies, emeralds, pearls of the 16th century. Hippocamp, Sea-horse with with rubies and emeralds. Death’s Head in white enamel, on gold.
Fibula of gold and bronze. Pendant or bulla of gold. Pin and Buckle of of bronze. Discovered at Wingham, near Canterbury, in 1843.
Indian arts and crafts. Mughal Empire. Elephant Ankus. Indian dagger called Khuttar. Mongolian helmet from the 16th century.
Some of the clasps, called châtelaines, with which this plate is filled, belong to the style which was in fashion from 1719 to 1745
The most ancient specimen of what to all appearance is a true enamelled work is the ring of Athelwulf, the father of Alfred, preserved in the British Museum, and engraved on the accompanying plate.
Civilization of ancient Italy. The Etruscans, also obsolete Etrurians, were an ancient people in Etruria who lived in the northern central Italy in the area of today’s regions Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and called themselves Rasenna according to Dionysios of Halikarnassos.
Antique Jewellery from the Jaipur Museum in Rajasthan. Charms, Necklace, Anklet worn by Young Children, Girls, Women and Men. Foot Ornament worn by Women from Gujarat.
Most of those perfect specimens of Egyptian jewelry which are so invaluable to those in ornamental work have been obtained from the abodes of the dead.