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Mosaic (work of art)

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2nd century-
2nd Century
98 1/2 x 99 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.
(250.2 x 252.7 x 6.4 cm)


Mosaic floors decorated the homes of wealthy Roman citizens. The size of this mosaic suggests that it may have been in a house’s atrium (a colonnaded court, partially open to the sky) covering a cistern where rainwater was collected. As the water flowed over the mosaic, the brightly colored stone and green glass tiles of the geometric and floral patterns would have sparkled.

tags: function, pattern, shapes, math, geometry, order, part/whole, place, variation


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    Mosaic by Unknown Roman Artist