Monthly Archives: September 2010

Picture Stones / Pietre Dure inlays / “Rain Flower Pebbles”

Pictorial Stones [picture stones + stone inlay: pietre dure] http://www.spamula.net/blog/2006/05/pictorial_stones_1.html Hard Stones and [Chinese] Rain Flower Pebbles http://www.spamula.net/blog/2007/04/hard_stones_and_rain_flower_pe.html (from the lovely Giornale Nuovo blog)

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Dante’s Rime Petrose, Woman as Petra

“The idea of stone and especially of precious stone is naturally fundamental to the rime petrose, which develop as their central motif the idea that the lady is a petra: as hard as a stone, but also as beautiful and … Continue reading

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