Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Classical studies update


Inspired by my romantic obsession with archaeology, this is the update I am working on right now. I think this is my favorite update ever. The pieces are just so much fun. I'll post info and links here as I go . . .


P.S. I studied Classics in college and got to help excavate a Roman temple in Israel as part of my archaeology field work (er, almost fifteen years ago). Here are a couple pics of yours truly. Excavations at the site are ongoing! You can check out the reconstructions here.

8 comments:

No Carnations said...

Look at you! And look at that update...Love the necklace.

GirlRural.com said...

Isn't it sad that we're getting older. It was, gosh 13 years ago I was in Pompeii. Eek. I LOVE this group of items, especially that necklace.

steph.kelley said...

Eeee! Look at that Athena! Those ship coins are pretty special too. This is a great start to my Wednesday. :) xoxoxo

Sarah L. Brown said...

BEST update! You're amazing, Duff! *virtual high five*

Marcia said...

Duff, the Minerva brooch is fascinating. Was this a one of a kind piece? Do you know much about it? It's so cool!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Hi Marcia - that brooch IS amazing, isn't it? Minerva/Athena jewelry appears to have been popular mostly in the late 1800s . . . you can see an example of a fine enamel piece (diamonds, etc.) here: http://www.adin.be/en/2ndpage.asp?dtn=07207-0519&titel=Victorian%20enameled%20brooch,%20goddess%20Minerva and here: http://www.skinnerinc.com/asp/fullCataloguese.asp?salelot=2200+++++308+&refno=++500616. Thank you for asking about it!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Oops . . . I guess you will have to copy and paste those urls . . . but it is worth it! The pieces are spectacular.

Marcia said...

Thanks, they are both so cool! I think I like your's best though. It has so much character!

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