Coimbra Exhibition

Collection of gem casts Liberotti Impronte

CreatorGiovanni Liberotti
Place of OriginItaly
DateFirst half of 19th century
DescriptionA book-like box with a marbled cover opens on each side to reveal miniature plaster relief impressions of masterpieces of European art. This collection is an example of the type of souvenirs prized by the travelers of the Grand Tour. It is a small part of the museum`s gem cast collection, which is very rich in content and versatile in appearance. Gem casts were used as valuable illustrative materials in lectures.
TagsGrand Tour| gem| cast collection| plaster cast
Dimensions253 mm x 160 mm x 43 mm
Material/Mediumplaster; paper; leather
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Image LicenseCC-BY
Image Rights Holder©University of Tartu museum
Photographic CreditsAndres Tennus
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