An ancient Roman mosaic of women exercising. For women, a workout usually consisted of hoop rolling or ball throwing. Some lifted weights as well, but this activity was met with a feelings of impropriety by most ancient writers. This mosaic certainly provides a snapshot into Roman life.
This is one of many of De Ferranti's micro mosaic reinterpretations.
Finishes: Antiqued, Custom, Handcut, Handmade
More about Micro Mosaics:
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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