Nymphaeum Loggia by Ammanati
|The Tunnel Vault of the Semicircular Portico (Loggia) |
at the rear of the Casino by the architect Vignola
The Castellani's collection of the Etruscan jewelry was, unfortunately, closed. Nonetheless, it was exciting to find a few wonderful pieces of amber jewelry from the Etruscan tombs.
These two pieces are crafted out of gold and amber (most likely Sicilian amber which has a distinctive red hue). At that time amber and gold had the same value. These bulky jewelry was used as pins and were fixed with the bronze pins. The donuts at the same photo are also carved out of amber and (maybe) were worn on the pins.
This restored necklace is a similar example of the popular amber-gold combination in Etruscan jewelry.