202 : The Doves of Pliny, c. 1900

Antique Pietra Dura Plaque of the Doves of Pliny


Florence, Italy, c. 1900

An antique pietra dura plaque depicting the famous Doves of Pliny or Capitoline Doves, mainly in white marble with a lovely lustre to it which is beautifully contrasted by the black marble base. A simple but elegant interpretation of a classic subject. The frame is later, but sets the plaque off perfectly. 

Plaque Size:
Weight: 14" / 36cm
Height: 10 1/4"/ 26cm
Frame Size:
Weight: 19 3/4"/ 50cm
Height: 15 3/4" / 40cm