An Italian Renaissance Alabastro Fiorito vase

An Italian Renaissance Alabastro Fiorito vase

1600 to 1700 Italy

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An Italian Renaissance Alabastro Fiorito vase
Early 17th century

Size : 10 cm high x 13 cm wide
4 ins high x 5 ins wide
This small Renaissance vase has a beautiful form carved in the antique style from a rare specimen of marble.
There is an amphora carved in this Alabastro Fiorito in the Villa Borghese Museum in Rome. The colour of the striations in marble can differ from a pale yellow to rose to a deep golden brown. It was sometimes used to great effect by ancient Romans for the carved busts and shoulders of their more important classical marble heads.
Dimensions
Height 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Width 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Medium
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