Carved Carrera marble English fragment of a Shell
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Carved Carrera marble English fragment OF A SHELL, FROM THE regency period. Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome and it was called the 'LUNI marble'. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the marble quarries were monitored by the CYBO AND MALASPINA families who ruled over Massa and Carrara. The family created the "Office of Marble" in 1564 to regulate the marble mining industry.
Condition appropriate for age and use
W 19 X H 15 X D 4.5 cm