A cream wooden Cross painted with swirl patterns in browns and blues sits off to the side of a turquoise wooden frame with splashes of orange and yellow. In the center of the Cross sits a metal flower painted in chocolate brown and turquoise. Ties of cream and blue burlap and ties of different wire ribbon surrounds this beautiful Cross. Measures- 16" tall X 13 1/2" wide
Meticulously shaped fragments of lapis and other semiprecious stones, some smaller than the white part of a fingernail, are minutely composed to depict birds flitting among sprays of flowers and ribbons on the badminton Cabinet. Standing four meters—nearly 13 feet—tall, it was produced in Florence over six years in the 18th century by some 30 artisans.