18th century Italian gold leaf fragment with a natural-forming baroque pearl on a selenite slab.
The Italian fragment originally came from a church in Northern Italy. It is adorned with baroque pearls. It is placed onto a selenite slab. Selenite is a transparent mineral that is a form of gypsum. It was used to create the windows of the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome, Italy during the 5th century, hence the name "Window Pane Selenite."
The elements create a unique piece of old and new. The precious mineral specimen combined with the Italian fragment creates a historical yet contemporary work of art. Rococo meets organic modern.
*Piece includes a lucite stand.
Size: 4" high x 2" wide x 2" deep