digitizingmillerhouseandgarden:

During a trip to Rome in 1957, the Millers purchased a Roman alabaster bowl, an ancient Roman mosaic depicting a spider, and a 6th century BCE Etruscan pot. Writing to Girard, Irwin Miller explains, “We indulged our desire to add to our house some reminders of classical Rome.” 
J. Irwin Miller to Alexander H. Girard, 8 Novemeber 1957, 1/7, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ia_B001_f007_093)

digitizingmillerhouseandgarden:

During a trip to Rome in 1957, the Millers purchased a Roman alabaster bowl, an ancient Roman mosaic depicting a spider, and a 6th century BCE Etruscan pot. Writing to Girard, Irwin Miller explains, “We indulged our desire to add to our house some reminders of classical Rome.” 

J. Irwin Miller to Alexander H. Girard, 8 Novemeber 1957, 1/7, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ia_B001_f007_093)

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