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Intarsia Box

This elegant box (diameter 14cm or 5.5in) was created and designed by Nikoli Medvedev and is an outstanding example of intarsia, or stone inlay. Among the minerals represented in the box are rhodochrosite (pink), malachite (green), azurite (blue), sugilite (purple), and opal (white).

Image Number: 95-40445
Catalog Number: G10042
Gifted of Steven and Debra Daren , 1994

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