Mosaics

An artwork made from small colored tiles of glass, stone or other materials.

Quick Facts

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192
Names
mosaic
mosaics
opus musivum
mozaïeken Dutch
mozaïek Dutch
mosaicos Spanish
mosaico Spanish

More Definitions

Images or patterns composed of small, regularly shaped pieces of durable material, usually stone or colored glass. Distinguished from "opus sectile" which is composed of individually shaped pieces of durable material, usually stone or glass, which conform to the design or pattern.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300015342. The J. Paul Getty Trust.