An Exhibition
The Art of Hardstone

Showcasing an impressive selection of pieces meticulously sourced and assembled by M.S. Rau Antiques, Set in Stone surveys the very best hardstone creations from throughout Western history. Sculpting in stone is one of humankind’s oldest and most celebrated artistic traditions. Since antiquity, skilled artisans have manipulated agate, malachite, marble, porphyry, and other hardstones into exquisite objects and works of lapidary art. Join us as we explore the extraordinary creativity and technical virtuosity behind the art of hardstone.

On view at M.S. Rau Antiques' 
French Quarter gallery

August 3 — September 30, 2017

Monday - Saturday  9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.


630 Royal Street
New Orleans

Pietre Dure
Russian Agate and Bronze

M.S. Rau Antiques

Located in the heart of the
historic French Quarter 

630 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


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