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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.
carvings (visual works)
soapstone (metamorphic rock)
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
5 x 3.125 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little