Engraved Gem with a Youth and his Dog inset into a Hollow Ring, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Unknown artist. Gold; carnelian

Drawing from Antiquity: Detail and Definition


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Learn ways of tackling detail in your drawings inspired by the smallest objects in the museum's collection: gems. Carving gems was a special skill in antiquity. Many rings and other jewelry have intricate designs carved onto tiny gem surfaces. In this workshop, look at magnified images and learn about their significance, then design your own detailed drawings. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

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