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Portrait of Pope Clement VIII (Ippolito Aldobrandini)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy (Place created)
1600 - 1601
Marble, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl, limestone, and calcite (some covering painted paper or fabric cartouches) on and surrounded by a silicate black stone
97 x 68 cm (38 3/16 x 26 3/4 in.)
Thus Giorgio Vasari wrote of commesso, a newly revived antique technique for making pictures with cut stone.His comments suggest that
Pictorial representations in stone mosaic had been popular in ancient Greece and Rome and recently revived in