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Large Italian Pietra Dura Table Top

Large Italian Pietra Dura Table Top Italy mid 20th century Spectacular and large hexagonal shaped specimen table. Beautiful mixed stone inlay, great design and fine detail.

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Pietra Dura ~ a decorative art using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is a technique developed from the Ancient Roman, opus sectile, used on floors and walls. Largely used during Middle Ages and Italian Renaissance this technique also was used for images.The Florentines most fully developed the form of pietra dura and regarded it as ‘painting in stone’. It is stated that Domenico Ghirlandaio ”dubbed the medium ‘Pittura per l’eternità’ or painting for…

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Beautiful Pietra Dura Table Top

For Sale on - a large pietra dura table top made with inlays of different colored marble, some lapis and carnelian. Birds, vines, leaves, flowers and in insects, all