Museum of the Origins of Man
GEOMETRIC MOSAICS AND TILES IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC
Fig. F63) Floor Mosaic of a Roman villa of about 2,000 years ago.
Location: Piazza Armerina (Sicily, Italy).
Note two types of six-pointed star, the hexagons, the triangles and the squares.
Fig. F64) Hexagonal ceramic floor tiles for residential or public buildings, decorated with cubes, seen in perspective, as part of the color effect. We see three cubes in negative and three in positive, enclosed in a hexagonal shape, and arranged in a pyramid shape (two below and one above), three with one orientation and three with opposite orientation.
You can also see a six-pointed star, with rays (or petals, if you interpret it as a flower) alternately gray, black and white, and you can also see four white little diamonds interspersed with "accordion" shapes, gray and black.
These tiles have a function in the material culture and, because of their beauty, also have one in the spiritual culture.
Produced in Italy from 1880 to 1940.
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