Roman mosaic floors, (1898). 'Fig 1: Mosaic frieze in the house of the Faun at Pompeii [Italy]. Figs 2 and 3: Patterns of plate-mosaic in the Palatine Museum at Rome (drawn by H. Dolmetsch). Figs 4 and 5: Mosaic floors from the Hunting Villa at Fliessem near Treves [Trier, Germany]. Figs 6 and 7: Mosaic floors from Pompeii (drawn by H. Dolmetsch). Figs 8, 9 and 10: The same from the Thermae [Baths] of Caracalla at Rome (drawn by H. Dolmetsch)...Mosaic-work...was carried at last to the culminating point of perfection by the Romans, who produced not only geometrical mosaic-work, as we observe in

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Roman mosaic floors, (1898). 'Fig 1: Mosaic frieze in the house of the Faun at Pompeii [Italy]. Figs 2 and 3: Patterns of plate-mosaic in the Palatine Museum at Rome (drawn by H. Dolmetsch). Figs 4 and 5: Mosaic floors from the Hunting Villa at Fliessem near Treves [Trier, Germany]. Figs 6 and 7: Mosaic floors from Pompeii (drawn by H. Dolmetsch). Figs 8, 9 and 10: The same from the Thermae [Baths] of Caracalla at Rome (drawn by H. Dolmetsch)...Mosaic-work...was carried at last to the culminating point of perfection by the Romans, who produced not only geometrical mosaic-work, as we observe in
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Roman mosaic floors, (1898). 'Fig 1: Mosaic frieze in the house of the Faun at Pompeii [Italy]. Figs 2 and 3: Patterns of plate-mosaic in the Palatine Museum at Rome (drawn by H. Dolmetsch). Figs 4 and 5: Mosaic floors from the Hunting Villa at Fliessem near Treves [Trier, Germany]. Figs 6 and 7: Mosaic floors from Pompeii (drawn by H. Dolmetsch). Figs 8, 9 and 10: The same from the Thermae [Baths] of Caracalla at Rome (drawn by H. Dolmetsch)...Mosaic-work...was carried at last to the culminating point of perfection by the Romans, who produced not only geometrical mosaic-work, as we observe in so many floors excavated at Pompeii, but also flowers, animals, still-life, human and divine beings, even complete pictures...'. Plate 8 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]