Roman Mosaics

Inherited from Southern Italy and Sicily from Greece, ancient roman mosaics were developed by the Romans who loved the art of display. Used for many purposes such as a durable walking surface, an architectural spatial element, or an ornament, Roman mosaics were a common feature of private homes, public buildings and places of worship across the empire from Africa to Antioch. Often complicated and detailed, they used to portray the lives of Romans through the activities they practiced like gladiator contests, agriculture, hunting, or even portraits of Romans themselves. Made with pebbles at first, roman mosaics evolved to include various materials such as stone, earthenware, and glass.

Used to decorate floors, walls, baths or fountains, roman mosaics inspired the biggest interior decorators along the centuries, representing to date timeless works of art and an invaluable record of historical richness. 

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