Ancient Roman Mosaics

Ancient Roman Mosaics

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Ancient Roman mosaics complemented Roman painting both in terms of pictorial effects as well as in terms of their function in Roman architecture: Elements of Roman buildings, Roman houses, and paving. The great benefit of mosaics with respect to paintings was the greater durability and vibrancy of colour, so much so that in many cases there will be little left of an excavated villa but the mosaic on the floor may well be close to intact.


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