sectile


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sectile

[′sek·təl]
(mineralogy)
Pertaining to a mineral whose texture is tenacious enough to be cut with a knife.
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Garcia y Carrasco, 2004: 159); y el modulo de las losetas de opus sectile conduciria a epoca augustea (Gutierrez, 2007: 100 y ss.
Entretanto, sua clientela preferencial eram as familias da elite, as unicas com condicoes nao apenas de adquirir o opus sectile, a modalidade mais luxuosa de mosaico, mas tambem de revestir os aposentos de suas residencias com esses autenticos 'tapetes de pedra', que foram os paineis musivos da fase tardia do Imperio Romano.
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.
These approaches are most fully developed in essays on medieval capitals in Cairo, including spoliated pre-Islamic capitals and newly made ones modeled after Classical and Late Antique prototypes (Marianne Barrucand), the opus sectile floor of the Norman Cappella Palatina in Palermo (Jonathan M.
Opus sectile is an ancient Roman technique of assembling pieces of stone, making use of pieces that are shaped differently and usually a bit larger than the tesserae that are used to create mosaics.
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.
In broad terms, there are two main categories: sectile pollinaria, consisting of numerous individual massulae, and solid pollinaria, which are deposited as a single unit.
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.