Ap­pre­ci­ate beauty in­spired by an­cient his­tory

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The Mu­seum of Fine Arts in Bos­ton is cur­rently show­ing Past is Present: Re­vival Jew­ellery, an ex­hi­bi­tion of 70 items of adorn­ment from pre-his­tory, clas­si­cal an­tiq­uity, an­cient Egypt and the European Re­nais­sance. The show pairs arte­facts from the past 4,000 years with more mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tions made from the 19th-cen­tury re­vival move­ment to the present day. High­lights in­clude: a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyp­tian winged scarab; an 1850s em­bel­lished gold brooch by Castel­lani; and a Re­nais­sance re­vival neck­lace de­signed for Tif­fany & Co around 1900. Past is Present: Re­vival Jew­ellery runs un­til Au­gust 19, 2018 (www.mfa.org).

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