Sacred Ibis Micro Mosaic

Roman mosaic depicting a scene of the Nile with ducks and two Ibis. Found at the House of Faun, Pompeii. Now at the Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy

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This highly specialist form of mosaic uses minute components to craft complex and highly detailed images. Its delicate technique is closely related to marquetry.

Earliest examples date from the 3rd Century but the art was formalised in the 1700’s by a leading Italian mosaicist, Giacomo Raffaelli and was widely used in the Vatican City.

Traditionally used to decorate objects such as jewellery boxes, shrines and crucifixes. Micro Mosaic can also be combined with other mosaic techniques to provide focus points of extraordinary detail and beauty.

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