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Boar Hunt in Spring
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Boar Hunt in Spring

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Micromosaics crafted from miniature glass tesserae (mosaic tiles) decorated paperweights, boxes, and brooches, which were popular as tourist art and "souvenir jewelry." The Vatican workshops were largely responsible for their production and featured many examples as part of the Vatican's contribution to 19th-century expositions. The mosaics often represent genre scenes or scenic landscapes, like this box, showing the boar hunt.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Kosmak Collection; Walters Art Museum, 1975, by gift.
Inscriptions Signed lower center, "A Jusitti".
Credit Gift of Miss Katharine Kosmak and Mr. George Kosmak, 1975

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early 19th century
gold, glass tesserae
(Mosaics & Cosmati)
Accession Number
1 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (3.9 x 6.51 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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