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, art of arranging colored pieces of marble, glass, tile, wood, or other material to produce a surface ornament. Ancient Mosaics

In Egypt and Mesopotamia, furniture, small architectural features, and jewelry were occasionally adorned with inset bits of
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tessera

(tess -ĕ-ră) (plural: tesserae) a type of surface feature found on Venus, consisting of a rugged elevated track extending for several thousand kilometers. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.

Tessera

A small square piece of colored marble, glass, or tile, used to make geometric or figurative mosaic patterns.

tessera

[′tes·ə·rə]
(materials)
A small rectangular piece of ceramic tile, stone, or other material used in a mosaic design.

tessera

tesserae: shown separately and combined in a mosaic
A small squarish piece of colored marble, glass, or tile, used to make mosaic patterns, either geometric or figurative.

tessera

1. a small square tile of stone, glass, etc., used in mosaics
2. a die, tally, etc., used in classical times, made of bone or wood