Ancient Mosaics

Ancient Mosaics

This Roman Mosaic (one of a set of 9) had been continually restored over the centuries with materials ranging from paint, epoxy, grout, and colored wax. By removing these obscuring materials, the original tiles were found entirely intact. An inert mortar was used to precisely fill and compensate for the missing areas, and neutral watercolor was used to inpaint between the tiles. The results recapture the true form of the mosaic, much as it was made two thousand years ago.

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  • Date February 20, 2018
  • Tags Architectural Art