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More on Houses and Economies Geometric Mosaics -it is unclear were mosaics evolved. Some say western Turkey. Mosaics are found in Greece, Turkey, and are quite commonly found from 4 th century BCE. Easy to reproduce- high status households. *Smalti- mass produced elements of colored glass *Pebbles- not high end mosaics. Back and white mosaics. Become more popular later on. *Marble- high relm. Easy to cut into rods Mosaic of a theatrical scene. People wearing masks. Marine Mosaic associated with impluvium. House of the Fawn. Used as the basin of an impluvium Copies of Hellenistic Greek originals –Sostrus. Unswept floor very famous, was re- created. *possibly also translations from painting Famous mosaic from Pompeii- Alexander Mosaic. Military scene. Image of Alexander the Great. Why would they chose to show him at war? *Depiction of the Battle of Issues or Guagamela -Alexander’s victory of 1,500,000 tesserae -opus vermiculatum “worm work” this is the type of work used ^ can see the curved pattern giving face depth and shadow. House of the Fawn -*covers nearly 3,000 square meters, and occupies an entire city block, or insula *divided into 5 major parts- the tuscan atrium, tetrastyle atrium, service roomas and
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