Soapstone-Carved Book

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1750-1850

GUSN

GUSN-3007

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

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
carving (processes)
marbling
painting (coating)
soapstone (metamorphic rock)
Soapstone
Marbled
Painted
Carved
CARVING

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 x 3.125 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1489