micromosaic

Large rectangular micromosaic plaque, depicting a ruined temple of Sibyl at Tivoli in a landscape, within a circular millefiore border, flanked by six various butterflies on blue ground within a further red and beige millefiore border, copper reverse. From the Diana Keggie Collection.

17 x 13 cm.

Damage at the foot of the temple; loss of tesserae.

A similar micromosaic, identified as depicting the Temple of Sibyl at Tivoli, is recorded in the Gilbert Collection of micromosaics. Though the Temple of Sibyl was a popular subject for micromosaics, the present view, showing the side of the temple with only three of its columns, is less common and precludes certain identification of the structure (J. H. Gabriel, The Gilbert Collection. Micromosaics, London, 2000, p. 207, no. 138).

PeriodGeorgian
PriceSold

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