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ID: 300404032
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300404032

 

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

 

Note: Technique of mosaic making, first seen in ancient Greece and considered the most desired method for many centuries. Characterized by the use of very small cubes of uniform size of stone or glass used to form very detailed images or patterns, and having outlines surrounding elements of the composition. For a similar technique using larger tesserae and not employing outlines, which was considered inferior in ancient times but became standard in the Middle Ages, use "opus tessellatum."
 
Terms:
opus vermiculatum (process) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,L,U)
opus vermiculatum (process) (Dutch-P,D,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 vermiculatum (process)
............................ opus vermiculatum (process) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Moza├»ektechniek die voor het eerst werd toegepast in het oude Griekenland en eeuwenlang als het meest geschikt werd beschouwd. de techniek wordt gekenmerkt door het gebruik van zeer kleine kubusvormige blokjes steen of glas waarmee zeer gedetailleerde afbeeldingen of patronen worden gevormd. Om de elementen van de compositie werden omtrekken aangebracht. Gebruik 'opus tessellatum' voor een soortgelijke techniek met grotere tesserae en zonder omtrekken, die in de oudheid als inferieur werd beschouwd maar in de middeleeuwen de standaardtechniek werd. 

Related concepts:
distinguished from ....  opus tessellatum (process)
..................................  (mosaic (process), inlay (process), ... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name)) [300379968]

Sources and Contributors:
opus vermiculatum (process)............  [GCI Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
...............................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
...............................................  AATA database (2002-) 145912 checked 26 January 2012
...............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
...............................................  Grove Art Online (2008-)
...............................................  Illustrated Glossary: Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics (2013)
...............................................  Janson, History of Art (1997)
...............................................  UvA Talen
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... UvA Talen

 

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