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sectile opus

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sectile opus (two types)
A kind of pavement formed of slabs or tiles of glass or other material, the pieces having a uniform size (far larger than the tesserae of ordinary mosaic) and being either plain-colored or mottled and veined.
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He provides plans and drawings of several buildings, such as the North Palace at Masada and the Augusteum at Sebaste, but once again, photographs and drawings of architectural sculpture, opus sectile, and frescoes would have made doubly clear Herod's plan of Romanization through his architectural program.
Also referred to as parchinkari in South Asia, the art originated in the ancient Roman opus sectile technique, later finding its revival and development in the hands of the Florentines during the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century.
Alem do mosaico tesselado, verificamos ainda, na epoca imperial, o florescimento do opus sectile, o 'mosaico retalhado', confeccionado com pecas maiores de vidro ou marmore cortadas sob a forma de losangos, quadrados, triangulos e poligonos, o que explica o seu custo elevado em comparacao aos demais (Bernardes, 2008).
Sam Fogg's expansive exhibition, 'Reclaiming Antiquity; creation and revival before the Fall of Rome and the Renaissance', considers examples of Cosmati and opus sectile work made between the 11th and 13th centuries.
The casements at floor level are decorated with opus sectile. Each exedra has five windows, some of which are blind.
Executed in the opus sectile technique, Tower masterfully merges precision stone placement with evocative imagery.
Let's be clear, the pavement is not a mosaic but opus sectile, with its thousands of pieces of precious, coloured marble and glass carefully cut into a variety of geometrical shapes and set into a matrix of polished stone.
Each of the designs is also available in a variety of traditional tile techniques including opus sectile, inlay or mosaic versions, allowing for delicate differences of texture.
It is constructed using the opus sectile (Latin for "cut work") art technique originally popularised in ancient Rome.
It is constructed using the opus sectile - Latin for "cut work" - art technique, originally popularised in ancient Rome.
After more than a quarter century in which, for many, the highest kind of cultural historical writing in this field has been an opus sectile or artful contesseration of minute fragments of texts of various provenance, a reminder of the demands and delights of sustained critical reading may itself have therapeutic value.