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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
The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 4th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 249, ill.
Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Decorative Arts (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 34-35, no. 25.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 6th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 249, ill.