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Mosaic Art
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I. Concept and Techniques – II. Greco-Roman Antiquity – III. Jewish Antiquity – IV. Christian Antiquity – V. Development until the Present

I. Concept and Techniques

Mosaics are used to decorate floors, walls, and ceilings with geometric, floral, and figurative motifs in color or black and white. The oldest examples of floor mosaics (5th cent. bce) were uncovered in North Africa and Greece, and are…

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Bloedhorn, Hanswulf and Strohmaier-Wiederwanders, Gerlinde, “Mosaic Art”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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