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A MASSIVE ROMAN MOSAIC PANEL
A MASSIVE ROMAN MOSAIC PANEL

BY GIOVANNI BATTISTA PONFRENI, THE VATICAN MOSAIC STUDIO, CIRCA 1790

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A MASSIVE ROMAN MOSAIC PANEL
BY GIOVANNI BATTISTA PONFRENI, THE VATICAN MOSAIC STUDIO, CIRCA 1790
From a floor fragment, depicting the Papal keys and scrolling foliage against a light blue ground, set in a gilt-metal frame
39 ½ in. (100.3 cm.) high, 89 ½ in. (227.3 cm.) wide

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Lot Essay

The pigment of the present were produced in the mosaic studio according to the authentic technique which, until today, has remained a well-kept secret. The floral and heraldic design is of Berninian inspiration.
Please note the present lot is accompanied by a copy of letter of authentication from the Vatican Studio

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