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17th century Italian vase with a chesapecten shell, free-forming copper, shells, and a calcite deposit.
This fragment is from a church in Florence. It was found and saved from the historic flooding of the Arno River in 1966. The piece has been naturally distressed from the flood.
The original orange paint that is still on the piece matches perfectly with the free-forming copper, chesapecten shell, and calcite deposit. It creates a unique, contemporary work of historical significance. Along with the original paint, the silt is left on the pieces to uphold the integrity, craftmanship, and history of sculptural fragment.
The story and history of this piece and Interi's collection of Florence fragments, in particular, are very interesting. While many fragments are distressed due to age, these Florence fragments in particular stand apart. They symbolize a history that has been carried through the streets of Italy, to an Italian palazzo where they were collected, to the Interi studio, to now the modern home or gallery.
Size: 10" high x 3.25" wide x 3.25"