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Portrait of Pope Clement VIII (Ippolito Aldobrandini):Cartouche under calcite
Portrait of Pope Clement VIII (Ippolito Aldobrandini):Cartouche under calcite
Small, colorful cartouches of painted paper or fabric attached to the underside of the calcite of the tiara give a colored effect to the translucent stone.


Jacopo Ligozzi, designer; produced in Galleria de" Lavori in Pietre Dure; Romolo di Francesco Ferrucci del Tadda, mosaicist
Italian, Florence, 1600 - 1601
Marble, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl, limestone, calcite (some covering painted paper or fabric cartouches) on and surrounded by a silicate black stone
Framed: 40 1/16 x 29 5/8in.
92.SE.67