These micromosaics are mind blowing!
One depicts buildings in Rome, the other what appears to be a half shaved dog! (Possibly a Löwchen?)
These mosaics are on the lids of two snuff boxes, so are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
The coloured stone pieces are only around 1mm each, so the detail is incredible!
The red marble snuff box is from Italy and depicts five famous Roman landmarks, including the Pantheon (top left), St. Peter’s Square (centre), Roman Forum (top right), and the Colosseum (bottom right). It is part of the museum’s original collection, acquired in (or before) 1898! (object number 1037)
We unfortunately don’t have much information about the snuff box with the dog mosaic. (object number nn15255)