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Soapstone-Carved Book

1991.1489 (RS21224)

Description

A soapstone carving of a book. The small, but heavy rectangular stone is carved to distinguish the 'cover' from the "pages". It has incised horizontal lines on the binding, with a marblized and somewhat gold-like surface decoration; it was probably used as a bookend.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
marbling
painting (coating)
soapstone (metamorphic rock)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Carved
CARVING
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
Marbled
marbling
Painted
painting (coating)
Soapstone
soapstone (metamorphic rock)
Dimensions
5 x 3.125 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1489
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3007

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