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Italy’s Italian Horn necklace has become synonymous with the national treasure of the region.
For many years, the necklace was worn in the public eye and for years the jewelry was coveted by those who sought out its unique design and craftsmanship.
This past December, the Italian National Museums of Antiquities and Museums, or the ANA, announced that the necklace will be digitized and is to be the subject of a forthcoming book.
This will include images and video of the necklace that will be featured in the book.
However, a release date for the book has not yet been set.
The ANA said that the digitized items are expected to be completed by December 2019.
The announcement comes a few months after the Italian news media reported that the ANa had acquired a large collection of Italian horn and amber jewelry, including many of the same pieces worn by the famous actress and composer Paola Sorrentino.
This is the first time that an Italian horn necklace has been digitized, said Antonio Cottoli, an associate professor of archaeology at the ANS and an expert on Italian horn jewelry.
The artifacts will also include a copy of the famous painting of the female goddess Lavinia, known as “Sagitta,” from the Italian Renaissance, Cottoni told National Review.
“This is an opportunity to share an important piece of Italian art and to see what is still in the ANU collection,” he said.
The auction for the horn and gemstone necklace, which will be the first digitized item at the museum, is expected to sell for up to $1 million.
However the ANCA has said that it will be open to interested buyers.
In a statement to the press, the ANO said the auction will “focus on the history of the jewelry, the cultural and architectural significance of the site, and the current state of Italian cultural heritage and the cultural history of Italy.”
“The ANA is committed to the preservation and dissemination of Italian heritage, and this will be a way to share this heritage with the world,” said the statement.