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pietra dura

pietra dura. Inlaid work with hard stones (agate, jasper, marble, etc.) later used from C16 for mosaics, also called Florentine mosaic, opera commesso, pietra commesse, and lavoro di commesso. The capella dei principi (Chapel of the Princes), San Lorenzo, Florence, is decorated with such work (from 1604).

Bibliography

Baldini et al. (1979);
W. Papworth (1852)

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