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Table Top known as "Tavolino di Gioie"

ca. 1568-1577
Bernardino di Porfirio da Leccio (sculptor)
Giorgio Vasari (designer)

The Medici family, the reigning dynasty of Florence, used its vast trading network to amass a collection of precious and semi-precious stones. This passion led them to commission outstanding works rich in symbolism, such as this table top made for Francesco de Medici. It was already praised by his visitors during the Renaissance.

Artwork Details

Artist: Bernardino  di Porfirio da Leccio (sculptor)
Giorgio  Vasari (designer)
Title: Table Top known as "Tavolino di Gioie"
Geography: Florence, Italy
Date: ca. 1568-1577

Medium: marble encrusted with semi-precious stones

Classification: art work
Dimensions: 160 x 107 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2019.013
Contact for images: [email protected]


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