Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic

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This apse-based mosaic consists of a simple, harmonious composition of large and small octagons delineated by a two-strand guilloche pattern. The small tesserae and the palette of colours – as many as ten different shades – combine to form a remarkably high-quality ensemble.

There is an astonishing variety of patterns, including realistic and stylised plant motifs, geometric patterns and three-dimensional shapes. The repertoire and handling of these elements are very reminiscent of mosaics from Aquitaine. Some are strikingly similar to those found in mosaics in the villa at Séviac.

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Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic.

Octagon decorated with a plant composition.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque
Interactive document - Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic.

Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic.

Half-octagon with geometric design (three-dimensional representations of hollow blocks).
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque
Interactive document - Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic

Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic

Mirror pattern.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque
Interactive document - Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic.

Mosaic A – Octagon Mosaic.

Detail of a vine leaf.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque