A CONSOLE TABLE - ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT MOUNTED AT THE END OF THE SOFA ORIGIN: PROBABLY ROME, ITALY PERIOD: XIIITH CENTURY

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An architectural element made of porphyry-inlaid white marble, probably Roman and 13th century.
Essay
The Cosmati were a Roman family whose seven members over four generations were skilled architects, sculptors and workers in decorative geometric mosaics, mainly for church floors. Their name is immortalized in the genre of Cosmatesque work, often referred to simply as "Cosmati", an opus sectile ("abbreviated work") technique consisting of intricate inlays of small triangles and rectangles of colored stones and glass mosaics set into stone matrices or inlaid with stone surfaces. Stripes, panels and figured stocks of intricate mosaics alternate with contrasting stripes, guilloches and simple geometric shapes in plain white marble.

Dimensions: H.: 86 cm. (34 in.) ; L.: 65 cm. (25 ½ in.) ; P.: 31 cm. (12 ¼ in.)