18th century Italian fragment with gold-plated crystals on a hand-painted gallery 1-inch canvas. The canvas is distressed with gold powders used by restorers in Italy in the 18th and 19th century. The powders coordinate with the gold-plated crystals and fragment piece. These powders are no longer available. 

The 18th century fragment originally came from a church in Liguria. The Italian artifact and gold-plated crystals are mounted onto the gold powdered canvas and put together to create a 3D sculptural wall piece. The piece appears to have evolved together over time - Interpreting the past to create historical yet contemporary work entirely original, evolving in its own right.

Size: 16" high x 12" wide x 3" deep