opus sectile

Opus sectile panel: tiger attacking a calf. Coloured marbles, Roman artwork from the second quarter of the 4th century CE. From the basilica of Junius Bassus on the Esquiline Hill. Capitoline Museums.

Source: Wikipedia.

The Cosmati Pavement mosaic floor of the High Altar of Westminster Abbey laid down in 1268. The workmen came from Rome, with a man called Odoricus at their head. The pavement belongs to a type of inlaid stone decoration known as Cosmati work, after one of the families of craftsmen who specialized in it and the technique is called opus sectile, ‘cut work’.

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Mosaics of Villa del Casale.

Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy.

The Villa del Casale is a late Roman villa decorated with mosaics as well as  marble revetments, frescoes, brick pavement in the peristyle, and opus sectile flooring in the basilica.