container (containers); castings (reproduction)

Container designed like a book, containing 49 mounted casts of cameos of characters from Greek and Etruscan legend. The box is made of wood and decorated with red leather. The cameos are made of clay or plaster and decorated with gold leaf. It is Volume III in a set by Federico Dolce. See also nn6345, which is Volume II, and nn6598, the accompanying catalogue.

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