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Desk ornament

1990.258 (RS194170)

Description

Small bronze desk ornament of the Temple of Vesta mounted on a circular stepped base made of a orange and rust red marble. Temple is circular, with circular roof with large center oculus, with classical columns with Corinthian capitals, one intentionally missing its upper half, surrounding a circular walled center. . Bronze has dark brown patina. Compare Skinner Auction 2715B: Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, lot 245.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Th. Sedgewick 3rd" (Black ink on tape)
Location of origin
Italy
Material
bronze (metal)
marble (rock)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
bronze (metal)
Desk
knickknacks
marble (rock)
Dimensions
4 (H), 4 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.258
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
285688

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