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ID: 300379968
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300379968

 

Record Type: concept
opus tessellatum (process) (mosaic (process), inlay (process), ... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Standard mosaic process and technique using small cubes of uniform size known as tesserae, made of hard materials such as stone and glass, applied to a ground to form ornamental patterns and pictures. While opus tessellatum was initially a cheap substitute for finer mosaic work executed in the more complex technique of "opus vermiculatum," it eventually became the dominant technique and remained so throughout the Middle Ages.
 
Terms:
opus tessellatum (process) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,L,U)
opus tessellatum (process) (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
opus tessellatum (Latin,UF,U,U)
tessellatum, opus (process) (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  K.KT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Activities Facet
Activities Facet
Hierarchy of Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name)
.... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of <processes and techniques by specific type>
........ <processes and techniques by specific type> (G)
Hierarchy of <additive and joining processes and techniques>
............ <additive and joining processes and techniques> (G)
Hierarchy of <surface covering processes and techniques>
................ <surface covering processes and techniques> (G)
Hierarchy of inlay (process)
.................... inlay (process) (G)
Hierarchy of mosaic (process)
........................ mosaic (process) (G)
Hierarchy of opus tessellatum (process)
............................ opus tessellatum (process) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Standaardproces en -techniek voor moza├»ek, waarbij kleine kubusvormige blokjes van dezelfde grootte, de zogenaamde tesserae, gemaakt van hard materiaal zoals steen of glas, op een grondvlak worden aangebracht om ornamentele patronen en afbeeldingen te vormen. Oorspronkelijk was opus tessellatum een goedkoop alternatief voor fijner moza├»ekwerk dat werd uitgevoerd met de complexere techniek van het 'opus vermiculatum', maar later werd het de meest gebruikte techniek en dat bleef zo in de hele middeleeuwen. 

Related concepts:
distinguished from ....  opus vermiculatum (process)
..................................  (mosaic (process), inlay (process), ... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name)) [300404032]

Sources and Contributors:
opus tessellatum (process)............  [GCI Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
...............................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
...............................................  AATA database (2002-) accessed 19 November 2012
...............................................  Columbia Encyclopedia Online (2001-) accessed 19 November 2012
...............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 19 November 2012
...............................................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 19 November 2012
...............................................  Illustrated Glossary: Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics (2013)
...............................................  UvA Talen
tessellatum, opus (process)............  [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [GCI, VP]
.......... AATA database (2002-) accessed 19 November 2012
.......... Columbia Encyclopedia Online (2001-) accessed 19 November 2012
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 19 November 2012
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 19 November 2012
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... UvA Talen

 

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