20 juillet 2011

"Jewels, Gem, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

John Paul Cooper (English, 1869–1933) English, Arts and Crafts, 1908. Gold (15 kt), ruby, moonstone, pearl, amethyst, and chrysoprase. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Susan B. Kaplan. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON.- As the saying goes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”—at least in modern times—but as the exhibition Jewels, Gem, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern illustrates,ornaments made of ivory, shell, and rock crystal were prized in antiquity, while jewelry made of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and... [Lire la suite]
  1