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mosaics-msg - 9/30/15


Period mosaics. Creating mosaics.


NOTE: See also the files: glasswork-msg, Ceramics-Intro-art, glues-msg, polishing-msg, sculpture-msg, stained-glass-msg, tiles-msg, tiles-art.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


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   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:57:04 -0400

From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Food and kitchen related stone and shell work

To: Sharon Gordon <gordonse at one.net>,      Cooks within the SCA

      <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>


Sharon Gordon wrote:

<<< I am interested in how some of the early stone and shell work was done.  And would welcome suggestions for resources to learn about:snipped  --How stones and shells were cut for mosaics

Any suggestions? >>>


There's a new book out that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has

on the subject of "pietre dure, or hardstones, this type of artistic

expression includes "paintings in stone", which were composed of

intricately cut separate pieces that were made into magnificent

tabletops, cabinets, and wall decorations."


It's titled *Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the

Palaces of Europe.


There's another titled: **Pietre Dure: The Art of Semiprecious Stonework*


There's a special exhibit--



This might be a place to start for the mosaic part.





Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:20:46 -0500

From: "M. Minx via Atlantia" <atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org>

To: Atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org

Subject: [MR] Greek mosaics


Found a link for this today on Facebook - there are some gorgeous pictures

of the mosaics for those inclined towards the Arts & Sciences:



Lady Mym the Minx



Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 16:32:12 -0400

From: Jacintha of Highland Foorde via Atlantia

        <atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org>

To: Merry Rose <atlantia at atlantia.sca.org>

Subject: [MR] Fwd: FW: [ISCHOOLDISCUSSION] New Finding Aids from the

        Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives of the Dumbarton Oaks

        Research Library and Collection


For those interested in Byzantine or mosaics, this might be of use...


Jacintha (MLS grad student)

---------- Forwarded message ----------


Date: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Subject: FW: [ISCHOOLDISCUSSION] New Finding Aids from the Image

Collections and Fieldwork Archives of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

and Collection

To: "jacintha74 at gmail.com" <jacintha74 at gmail.com>



*From:* iSchool Discussion List

*Sent:* Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:03 PM

*To:* ischooldiscussion

*Subject:* [ISCHOOLDISCUSSION] New Finding Aids from the Image Collections

and Fieldwork Archives of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection


Dear colleagues,


The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce

the publication of four (4) new finding aids. For more information, please

see this blog post:



These collections document various fieldwork and research projects,

relating to Roman and Late Antique pavement mosaics, Byzantine sites in

Greece and Turkey, and Coptic architectural sculpture from Oxyrhynchos:


  - *Margaret Alexander Papers and Records of the Corpus des Mosa?ques de

  Tunisie, 1948-2003




  - *Edward Eliopoulos Photographs of Mani, Greece*, *1958-1980 *



  - *Josephine M. Harris Research Papers and Photographs on Coptic

  Architectural Sculpture from Oxyrhynchos*, *1950s-1970s *



  - *Charles Tauss Papers and Records of the Kariye Camii Museum Project,

  ca. 1955-1990s





- From the ICFA Team


Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde

Barony of Highland Foorde Youth Officer

Maryland Vice-Chancellor of Youth

Vice-Chancellor of Pages

Kingdom of Atlantia


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