Form, Function and Technique in the Pavements of Delos and Pompeii

@article{Joyce1979FormFA,
  title={Form, Function and Technique in the Pavements of Delos and Pompeii},
  author={Hetty E. Joyce},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1979},
  volume={83},
  pages={253 - 263}
}
  • Hetty E. Joyce
  • Published 1 July 1979
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The present study looks closely at the mosaic pavements of Delos and Pompeii, dated in the late 2nd and early 1st centuries B.C., in an attempt to account for the great differences in form, function, and technique observable in the genre. The earliest mosaics of Pompeii are of opus signinum, a cement embellished with designs picked out in white marble tesserae. Also common are pavements of irregularly cut stones and opus sectile. Contemporary pavements in Delos are polychrome, tessellated and… 

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