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Intarsia Panel - The Finding of Moses

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T6392
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1880 - 1880

Maker Information

After:Damianus de Bergamo - View biography for Damianus de Bergamo
Artist:Alessandro Monteneri - View biography for Alessandro Monteneri


This intarsia panel, entitled 'The Finding of Moses', is by Alessandro Monteneri of Perugia, Italy, 1880. Monteneri is perhaps best known for his work on the door of the Sala Borgia in the Vatican and the chapel of San Lorenzo in the Basilica di San Paolo, Rome. This panel was made as a copy of 'The Finding of Moses' by Damianus de Bergamo in 1534.Intarsia is the production of 2-dimensional perspective pictures using plain and figured veneers of different grains and colours. It was particularly popular during the 16th and 17th centuries when it was used to decorate furniture and large pieces of fixed woodwork such as panelling and choir stalls.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Marquetry. Various woods.
Material(s):Non ferrous metal alloy
Place of Origin:Perugia, Italy


Height:90 cm
Width:59.6 cm
Depth:2.5 cm