Artist:late 16th century Roman manufacture
Date:late 16th century
Geographic area :Rome
Technique:mosaic in different kinds of marble and soft stone
This is a Roman piece dating back to the late 16th century. It is crafted out of different kinds of marble, or soft stone, of rare and unusual hues, offset by a series of rectangles and ovals wrought out of the most beautiful Persian lapis lazuli of an intense gold-specked blue. The central piece is a slab of flowering alabaster. This kind of stone was mostly used in Rome as centerpiece for tables produced beginning in the mid 16th century.