Archaeological Revival

Archaeological revival refers to the neo-styles of the 18th and 19th centuries inspired by excavations/discoveries of Roman, Egyptian, Hellenistic and Etruscan sites. The first revival came after excavations of the the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which led to the neoclassicism of the 18th century. The second revival was inspired by finds in Etruscan burial sites. It is characterized by granulation and filigree decorations. The granulation technique was rediscovered by Castellani after several studies of ancient Etruscan jewelry artifacts. It is mainly the Etruscan revival which is depicted as archaeological revival in jewelry art history.

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15K Yellow gold Victorian Etruscan revival drop earrings, oval shape with fine wire work and gold beading details typical of the Etruscan style.