Opificio delle Pietre Dure - Florence.  Many examples of this in the Pitti Palace. Pietra Dura or pietre dure, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art

Opificio delle Pietre Dure - Florence. Many examples of this in the Pitti Palace. Pietra Dura or pietre dure, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art

Bundespräsident.at : Pietra-Dura-Zimmer

Bundespräsident.at : Pietra-Dura-Zimmer

Dieser Künstler ist noch nicht katalogisiert-A Florentine Pietra Dura Table Top…

Dieser Künstler ist noch nicht katalogisiert-A Florentine Pietra Dura Table Top…

Pietra Dura.  The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible".

Pietra Dura. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible".

PIETRE DURA - Google Search

PIETRE DURA - Google Search

Alexander Lamont photograph of Taj Mahal stone inlay

Alexander Lamont photograph of Taj Mahal stone inlay

Print of Watercolor Painting Serene Bird 9 x 12 Original Watercolor Painting Pink Flying Blue Purple Turquoise

Print of Watercolor Painting Serene Bird 9 x 12 Original Watercolor Painting Pink Flying Blue Purple Turquoise

Exquisite Pietra Dura Inlay-work on Marble with Precious Gems-stones,  Jaipur City Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Exquisite Pietra Dura Inlay-work on Marble with Precious Gems-stones, Jaipur City Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pietra Dura, a term derived from the Italian language meaning “hard stone," is the technique of engraving artistic designs in marble and filling the troughs with finely cut precious / semi-precious stones.  Developed in Rome, pietra dura traveled to Persia and then to India.  The Taj Mahal of India & the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence are enduring legacies of this exquisite art form.  #heritage #culture

Pietra Dura, a term derived from the Italian language meaning “hard stone," is the technique of engraving artistic designs in marble and filling the troughs with finely cut precious / semi-precious stones. Developed in Rome, pietra dura traveled to Persia and then to India. The Taj Mahal of India & the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence are enduring legacies of this exquisite art form. #heritage #culture

An Italian scagliola table top attributed to Pietro Antonio Paolini, Tuscan, circa 1735.

An Italian scagliola table top attributed to Pietro Antonio Paolini, Tuscan, circa 1735.

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