We saw tons of wonderful metalwork and jewelry in Italy. And we took many illegal photos of them.
There were pinhole spectacles in the Galileo Museum in Florence. You can take a virtual tour of the museum and look at the objects here.
A golden earring in the Archeology Museum in Perugia.
These pierced bowls from the Villa Giulia in Rome.
And, my personal favorite, amulets from the amulet collection at the Archeology Museum in Perugia. I blogged about them once, already, but it was such a cool collection that it bears mentioning again.
More images here.