Certosina patterns around the larger carved bone panels in a casket by the Embriachi workshop
Certosina patterns around the larger carved bone panels in a casket by the Embriachi workshop

Certosina is a decorative art technique used widely in the Italian Renaissance period. Similar to marquetry, it uses small pieces of wood, bone, ivory, metal, or mother-of-pearl to create inlaid geometric patterns on a wood base.[1] The term comes from the Certosa di Pavia, where the technique was used in ornamenting an altarpiece.[citation needed]

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