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Mosaic

A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It is often used in decorative art or as interior decoration. Most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square, pieces of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae. Some, especially floor mosaics, are made of small rounded pieces of stone, and called "pebble mosaics". Mosaics have a long history, starting in Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennium BC. Pebble mosaics were made in Tiryns in Mycenean Greece; mosaics with patterns and pictures became widespread in classical times, both in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Early Christian basilicas from the 4th century onwards were decorated with wall and ceiling mosaics. Mosaic art flourished in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 15th centuries; that tradition was adopted by the Norman Kingdom of Sicily in the 12th century, by the eastern-influenced Republic of Venice, and among the Rus in Ukraine. Mosaic fell out of fashion in the Renaissance, though artists like Raphael continued to practise the old technique. Roman and Byzantine influence led Jewish artists to decorate 5th and 6th century synagogues in the Middle East with floor mosaics. Mosaic was widely used on religious buildings and palaces in early Islamic art, including Islam's first great religious building, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, and the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.
Pentecost - Descent of the Holy Spirit
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Pentecost

Added 3 months ago by WGrzegorzek

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Jigsaw puzzle - black and white puzzle
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Jigsaw puzzle

Added year ago by andi

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Colorful puzzle - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Colorful puzzle

Added year ago by andi

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Blue glass mosaic - Blue glass mosaic
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Blue glass mosaic

Added year ago by Karola

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For the patient - colorful puzzle for the patient
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For the patient

Added year ago by andi

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Green glass mosaic - Green glass mosaic
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Green glass mosaic

Added year ago by Magda

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Midas-glass puzzle - Midas-glass puzzle
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Midas-glass puzzle

Added year ago by Iga

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Glass mosaic puzzle - Glass mosaic puzzle
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Glass mosaic puzzle

Added year ago by Iga

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Mosaic puzzle - Mosaic puzzle
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Mosaic puzzle

Added year ago by Iga

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Colorful puzzle - complicated puzzle
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Colorful puzzle

Added year ago by andi

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Colorful puzzle - complicated puzzle
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Colorful puzzle

Added year ago by andi

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Jigsaw puzzle - complicated puzzle
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Jigsaw puzzle

Added year ago by andi

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padrona di casa - particolare della villa del casale di piazza armerina
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padrona di casa

Added year ago by lighea

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Dziewczyna z anime - Ładna dziewczyna z jasnymi włosami
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Dziewczyna z anime

Added over a year ago by Weronika

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kolorowa mozaika - kolorowa mozaika,fantazyjne kształty
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kolorowa mozaika

Added over a year ago by wieslawa

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