Lava Stone Box depicting Mount Vesuvius Erupting

Unknown Italian, Italian



Inlaid stone containing lava

Overall: 15/16 × 2 11/16 × 1 9/16 in. (2.4 × 6.8 × 4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Frederick Hall, Class of 1803



Place Made: Italy, Europe


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Box

Research Area

Classical World

Not on view


German collection; collected by Frederick Hall (1780-1843), Class of 1803, date unknown; given to present collection, 1838; catalogued, 1913.

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