Scala/Art Resource, NY

With five prominent lions and additional rows of miniature lions on its lower pendant, this seventh-century B.C.E. golden fibula, or clasp, is one of the most famous pieces of Etruscan jewelry. It features a lustrous pattern of tiny gold beads—a technique known as granulation—that highlights the lions’ manes. The lions prance about on curiously long, stilt-like legs, recalling similar representations in Greek Cycladic art.