Art of the Royal Court (July 1 to September 21)
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (New York), July 1 to September 21, 2008
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Case and hardstone mosaics by Giovanni Battista Foggini (Italian, 1652 - 1725)
Woodwork by Leonard van der Vinne (Flemish, active second half of 17th century - 1713)
in the Galleria de'Lavori in pietre dure (Italian, active 1588 - present)
Bronze figures attributed to Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (Italian, 1656 - 1740)
Mechanism by Francesco Papillion (Italian, active turn of 18th century)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy (Place created)
1704 - 1705
Ebony, gilt bronze, and semiprecious stones including chalcedony, jasper, lapis lazuli, and verde d'Arno
95 x 63 x 28 cm, 25.4014 kg (37 3/8 x 24 13/16 x 11 in., 56 lb.)
Night clocks were designed to indicate the hours with a dial
This timepiece was a collaborative effort of several of the most skilled artists who worked for the