Museum of the Origins of Man
GEOMETRIC MOSAICS AND TILES IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC
Fig. F63) Floor mosaic in a 2,000 year old.
Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy.
Observe two types of six-pointed stars,
hexagons, triangles and squares.
Fig. F64) Floor tiles, made of ceramic in a hexagonal shape, for homes or public buildings.The tiles are decorated with cubes seen in perspective as part of the color effect. We see three cubes in
a negative and three cubes in a positive image, enclosed by a hexagonal shape and positioned like a pyramid (two below and one above), as well as three others with opposite positioning.
In addition it is possible to see a six-pointed star with its rays alternating gray, black, and white.
We also can interpret the design as a flower with six petals. In addition, we can see four small
white rhomboids mixed together with a zigzag design in gray and black. These tiles have their practical function and, because they are beautiful, they are also part of our spiritual life.
Product of Italy between 1890 and 1940.
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