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

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5 x 3.125 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1489

Places

Probably