Calcite II – Jewelry & Art

In this blog, art works and jewelry, dating from 2300-2400 BC to the present, are shown. All were discovered with great fun by googling the web.

Figure 1. Carved calcite (travertine) bowl, 4th -mid 5th Dynasty, 2500-2400 BC [Ref 1].
Figure 2. Carved relief calcite disc, Sumerian
2350-2300 BC [Ref 2].
Figure 3. Carved Egyptian Calcite Canopic Jar with human headcover, 17thDynasty,
1570-1085 BC [Ref 3], [Ref 4].
Figure 4. Gold earrings with calcite, cloisonne’ enamel, earthenware, and glass from tomb of Tutankhamun, 18thDynasty, 1336-1327 BC [Ref 5}
Figure 5. Egyptian carved calcite onyx lion holding a vessel, 17thDynasty, 525-404 BC [Ref 6].
Figure 6. Calcite-alabaster stele, South Arabian Peninsula, circa 3rdto 1stCentury BC [Ref 7].
Figure 7. Calcite statue of Roman emperor Hadrian, body from 4thCentury AD, base, head, and hands of gilt bronze from Italy. [Ref 8].
Figure 8. Offering vessel of calcite onyx in form of an ocelot,
Teotihuacan Culture circa 400-600 AD [Ref 9].
Figure 9. Frankish Disk Brooch, gold sheet with inlays of calcite, garnet, and glass,
lets 7th Century AD [Ref 10].
Figure 10. Brooch of sterling silver with Mexican chromian green calcite [Ref 11]
Figure 11. Carved calcite onyx apple [Ref 12].
Figure 12. Calcite and mahogany obsidian necklace [Ref 13].
Figure 13. Blue calcite egg [Ref 14].
Figure 14. Carved blue calcite bowl, Argentina [Ref 15]. 
Figure 15. Pin/Pendant of cobaltoan calcite druzy and faceted gemstones [Ref 16]

CALCITE JEWELRY AND ARTWORK REFERENCES

Ref 1. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/543887?rpp=30&pg=2&gallerynos=103&rndkey=20150416&ao=on&ft=*&pos=55

Ref 2. https://www.penn.museum/collections/object/293415

Ref 3. https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/canopic-jar-human-head-cover-43587

Ref 4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar

Ref 5. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/300333868875258132/?lp=true

Ref 6. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3594

Ref 7. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/386605949244823995/

Ref 8. https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/hadrian-58915

Ref 9. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=479257&partId=1

Ref 10. https://www.alamy.com/disk-brooch-late-7th-century-frankish-gold-sheet-with-copper-alloy-backing-and-inlays-of-garnet-glass-and-calcite-overall-2-14-x-1516-in-57-x-24-cm-metalwork-gold-the-dress-of-frankish-women-generally-consisted-of-a-tunic-cinched-by-a-belt-from-which-hung-an-array-of-pendants-a-wrap-or-cloak-went-over-the-tunic-shoes-and-hosiery-fastened-with-buckles-covered-the-legs-image212485417.html

Ref 11. https://www.ebth.com/items/9279883-mexican-made-sterling-silver-calcite-brooch-and-earrings

Ref 12.https://therockshed.com/polishedrock/pr1116a.jpg

Ref 13. http://www.august-veeck.de/jewellery/necklaces/calcite-obsidian/

Ref 14. https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10229271-large-blue-calcite-egg-17-x-11-5-cm-3-33-kg

Ref 15. https://fineart.ha.com/itm/lapidary-art/carvings/blue-calcite-bowlandes-mountainsargentinasouth-america/a/5324-72259.s

Ref 16. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/84653667977299238/

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