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Two Micro Mosaic hairpins depicting Pliny's doves set in 14K yellow gold.

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    Posted 5 months ago

    Agram.m
    (752 items)

    This classic image of these two hair pins is very often used in micro mosaic jewelry and is copied from an ancient Roman floor mosaic of doves that was excavated by Guiseppe Furietti *1685-1764) at Hadrian's Villa near Rome in 1737. It was rumored to be the mosaic made by Sosos of Pergamon (second century BC) described by Pliny the Elder in his encyclopedia.
    The long pins are made of gold plated silver and 10.5 cm long
    Both images are set in 14K yellow gold and have a diameter of 3.5 cm.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
      Fan-Tas-Tic piece! Hair pins with micromosaic in such condition are rare!
    2. apostata apostata, 5 months ago
      excellent condition, excellent dating, very hard to judge because the photo,s are unclear , , it is not possible to see possible lapsus between the tesserae and the alignment

      congrats
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 months ago
      Thanks again Kyra for your nice reply and love. Was well as the other lovers
    4. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 months ago
      Hello Agram! I see you still love that beautiful pietra dura, I remember that was one of your favorite things to collect. I hope you are doing well

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