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Ancient jewelry making technique using cuttlebone molds
Runtime: 6m 25s
Artisan jeweller, Eftihios Tsivourakis, demonstrates the ancient
technique of mould-making using cuttlefish bone. He uses this
technique to make a sterling silver pendant, an approximately 2/3
replica tetradrachm (coin) of Athens, c. 449 - 413 BCE. This
demonstration took place in Eftihios’ jewellery shop, Batsi Gold, on
the Greek Aegean island of Andros, in October 2013.
Eftihios kindly demonstrated this technique to members of the Zagora
Archaeological Project (including Powerhouse Museum partners) who
were living in Batsi participating in the project.
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