Cassetta frame

Artist: Unknown , working in Rome
Date: 1880–1900; made in style of early 17th century
Culture: Italian, Rome
Medium: Poplar back frame with applied upper moldings in walnut, ebony, and ebonized pearwood. Half-lapped back frame. Niello; crystal and lapis lazulipanels with silver leaf beneath; some with dragon's-blood glaze. Frieze: niello-bordered panels with radius-ended centers and square corners.
Dimensions: 34.6 x 30.1, 20 x 15.8, 21.2 x 16.9 cm. (Overall: 13 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
Classification: Frames
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.2292

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