Eighteenth Century micromosaic of The Capitoline Doves
The art of micromosaic developed in Rome in the eighteenth century, having been inspired by the discovery of Pompei in 1748 and a particularly beautiful mosaic that was uncovered at Hadrian’s Villa in 1737. This beautiful mosaic, called The Capitoline Doves inspired the mosaicists of the Eighteenth Century to create remarkably complex and finely executed micromosaics of animals and views of the Roman Forum. This beautifully copy of The Capitoline Doves was created by Giaccomo Raffaelli, who was one of the most famous mosaicists of the period.
- Gloss finish on a eucalyptus board, with a hard wearing Melamine finish.
- Heat resistant to 140 degrees.
- Finished with an attractive cork backing.
- Measures: 29.2 x 21.6cm, (4.8mm thick).
- Care instructions: Wipe the surface with a damp cloth & dry with a tea towel.
- Made in England.