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Floor Mosaic 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Ruth E. KolarikRuth E. Kolarik

(ψηφοδέτημα, λιθόστρωτον), floor covering composed of tesserae, cube-shaped pieces of stone or glass, set into mortar in geometric and/or figural designs. The craft was widespread in the Roman Empire and continued uninterrupted into late antiquity; it flourished from the 4th to the 6th C. but was apparently not practiced in Byz. after the 7th. Late Antique floor mosaics are almost exclusively ... ...

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