This scagliola artifact shows a granite-like basin: the inspiration comes from the basins of the «twin» fountains of piazza Farnese in Rome.
The choice of these wonderful 17th century fountains designed by the architect Girolamo Rainaldi and built in 1626
the first time in the 1993 and the second time in the 2008, hence
my particular attachment to those two monuments.
The original basins are made of "Marmor Claudianus", a granite that Romans would quarry from Egypt.
The dimensions of the scagliola basin are: height 18 cm/7,09 in - length 42 cm/16,54 in - depth 26 cm/10,24 in and 8,5 kg/18,74 lbs.
One of the pictures, the one showing a double basin, has been shot
in front of a mirror, to permit the view of both sides of it.
The basin can be used as a centerpiece, but
this is one of its many