pietra dura


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pietra dura

A thin slab of inlaid stone used for ornamental purposes.
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The Mughals knew pietra dura from European artists who were employed at the Mughal court and from Italian works which visitors brought as presents for the emperor.
The idea soon spread to Persia and then to India, where perhaps the most impressive piece of decorative stonework was created: the Taj Mahal, which is decorated both inside and out with inlaid pietra dura decorations.
However, in 1835, William Adam of Matlock took up an idea suggested by the then Duke of Devonshire to try to emulate the inlaid Florentine marble pietra dura. Using local coloured marble and other stones from quarries around Ashbrook and subsequently abroad, local artists were employed to design intricate and charming floral patterns to enhance the black marble.
19th-century Ashford marble and pietra dura clock and obelisk garniture inlaid with morning glory, pansies, fuchsias and snowdrops.
The centerpiece is the Diwan i Khas of the Red Fort in Delhi, and this also appears in great detail in a separate miniature, where its impressive spaces and beauty of style - liberally embellished with pietra dura - make it hard for the viewer to move on through the rich display.
The works of Rubens, the Flemish master of the Baroque period, are featured in "Peter Paul Rubens." PIETRA Dura ornate chest from the workshop of Cosimo di Giovanni Castrucci and Giuliano di Piero Pandolfini
Tecnica de la iconografia: Flores en pietra dura (en el mausoleo), asi como en alto relieve en arenisca roja (en la mezquita).
Channel the Taj Mahal's gardens with a table of Pietra Dura inlaid marble handcrafted in India with surprising contemporary flair ($975).
Catherine Zeta Jones carried SV Pietra Dura at the Ryder Cup, whereas fashion's current darling, Freida Pinto was seen carrying the "Dreamweaver" clutch at the Miral Premier.
A timely update came the way of the stud's Pivotal filly out of the Listed-placed Pietra Dura (506) when her sister, Turning Top, ran second in the Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Hollywood Park on Saturday.
The red sandstone fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.
In the tomb chamber, the white marble dados and the cenotaphs of Shah Jahan and his wife are covered in pietra dura flowers of blue lapis lazuli, red jasper, greenish jade and quartz, yellow marble and many other coloured stones to create ravishing friezes of flowers.