Pompeii - Table of Contents ................ Architecture Around the World

2013 photos
Group 1 - Mosaics from Pompeii, Italy

in the
Naples National Archaeological Museum, Italy

Mosaic: A pattern, either geometric or figurative, formed by inlaying small pieces of stone, tile, glass, or enamel into a cement, mortar, or plaster matrix.
Tesserae: An individual tile in a mosaic, usually formed in the shape of a cube.

Center medallion: Medusa (national symbol of Sicily)

Detail - Medusa

Note hair and face (details below)

Detail - hair

Both the column and wall mosaics are detailed below

Detail - column

Detail - column

Wall mosaic

Detail - Wall mosaic.
Guilloche border

Top two wall mosaics are illustrated below

Guilloche border

Photos and their arrangement 2013 Chuck LaChiusa
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