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A MICROMOSAIC OF THE CAPITOLINE DOVES OF PLINY

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A MICROMOSAIC OF THE CAPITOLINE DOVES OF PLINY
ROMAN, 19TH CENTURY

The rectangular plaquette within copper mount, inscribed in tesserae 'MIRABILIS IBI COLVMBA BIBENS ET AQVAM. VMBRA CAPITIS INFVSCANS. APRICANTVR ALIAE SCABENTES SESE IN CANTHARILA BRO. PLIN LIB. XXXV CAP.X.' ----- 6¼in. (15.9cm.) x 5½in (14cm.)
Literature
D. Petochi, I Mosaici Minuti Romani dei secoli XVIII e XIX, Rome, 1981, pp. 219, 226-227 and 96
Los Angeles County Museum, The Art of Mosaics: Selections from the Gilbert Collection, (exhibition catalogue), Los Angeles, 1982, cat. nos. 28, 56 for similar works
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