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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE
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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

ROME, CIRCA 1820

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE
ROME, CIRCA 1820
Rectangular plaque, depicting a ruined temple similar to the 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
6 5/8 in. (170 mm.) wide
Provenance
Diana Keggie Collection; Christie's, London, South Kensingon, 30 November 2005, lot 132.
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Lot Essay

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).

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