Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir
Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir
Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir

Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir

  • This Grand Tour inkwell is carved in the form of the ancient Tomb of the Scipios
  • The object is crafted of solid Siena marble and is true to the actual landmark
  • Such pieces were purchased as souvenirs during one's Grand Tour
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Item No. 30-4919
$14,500
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This incredible Grand Tour inkwell relic takes the form of the ancient Tomb of the Scipios, a family of Roman war heroes and generals. Beautifully carved entirely of Siena marble, the inkwell's design is masterful and precise to the original monument, even down to the inscription. Simply remove the lid to reveal a pair of ink wells and a pen holder. The Tomb of the Scipios was erected around 150 B.C.E. Widely copied many times and produced as a model along with other ancient monuments, it was a particular favorite of those on the Grand Tour in the 18th and 19th century when such models were purchased as souvenirs.

Circa 1880

8" wide x 2 1/4" deep x 4 1/4" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:Italy
Type:Inkwell/Desk set
Material:Marble
Depth:2.25 Inches
Width:8.0 Inches
Height:4.25 Inches
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