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1936.297 (RS187675)

Description

Roughly rectangular pietra dura (hard stone) paperweight with curved edges, made of black marble with central inlaid decoration of Pliny's Doves (four doves drinking from a basin), made in micromosaic, surrounded by inlaid malachite oval. Most likely made in Italy.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Italy
Material
micromosaics
stone (rock)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
knickknacks
micromosaics
Paperweight
paperweights
Stone
stone (rock)
Dimensions
1/2 x 5 5/8 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.297
GUSN
38476

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