Miniature mosaic, originally an inlay

Made:
1-100 CE

Miniature mosaic, originally an inlay, probably Roman. Mosaic is a technique for decorating floors and walls, where square or rectangular pieces of stone, glass or ceramic are set in a mortar.The Romans used mosaic pavements in public buildings and private villas. Throughout the empire local stones were used supplemented by some imported pottery, glass and brightly coloured stone.