Opus tesselatum | Article about opus tesselatum by The Free Dictionary
A pavement with designs executed in pieces of different-colored tesserae, of larger size and more regular form than the pieces used in mosaic.
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O mosaico, um opus tesselatum
policromatico, representa o momento em que a ninfa, sacerdotisa de Gaia, e perseguida por Apolo ate Dafne, o distrito que mais tarde portara o seu nome.
It was not until the Romans, however, that the invention of durable, waterproof cement made possible the close fitting of pavements of Opus Tesselatum
, the basic mosaics so popular in private villas and public buildings through the Roman Empire.