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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler

(ψηφιδωτόν, μουσαϊκόν), the most elaborate and expensive form of mural decoration (see Monumental Painting) employed by the Byz. With the toleration of Christianity in the 4th C. and the beginning of the construction of churches, the use of small cubes (tesserae) as an artistic medium was no longer limited to ... ...

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