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BOX

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The box is circular in shape. The sides and bottom of the box is made in porphyry mounted in narrow bands of engraved gold. Set in the cover is the miniature mosaic with a view of the temple of Vesta. The temple is in the center and is circular in shape. To the left are two small buildings, and at the bottom are rocks and plants. The rest of the mosaic is open sky.

Category:
gems
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Gold -- mosaic -- porphyry
Made in:
Rome, Italy
Date made:
c. 1800
Size:
7.6 cm (3 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.97.1-2
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
LABEL paper label inside box [now in object file]: N 15255 / J[a?] oct [?] in [?] opra [?] / 600 -
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973