Materials & Techniques

Pietre Dure (process)

Pietre Dure is a process of creating works in which pieces of hard, polished stone of varying shapes are set into marble or another hard surface to form a pattern. It differs from "mosaic" in that the pieces are not of uniform size.

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Getty Vocabulary, AAT (pietre dure (process): AAT: 300053615

Web Resources

Pietre Dure
Watch a video from LACMA that details the making of a pietre dure panel.