Roman Mosaics

Use the illustrations, notes and examples of original mosaic pieces to find out about Roman mosaics and then use the trays and modern mosaic pieces to create your own designs.

Contents of Godalming Museum’s
Roman Mosaics school loan box

 

ROMAN ARTEFACTS

4 pieces of white tesserae from different places in the Roman Empire

Two fragments (each incorporating 4 tesserae) of mosaic pavement from a site near Bristol.

An ironstone tessera from Binscombe

A tessera of fired brick from Southern Italy

A fragment of opus signinum (flooring made from crushed brick and lime)

Box of tesserae from the site near Bristol

ITEMS TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR OWN MOSAIC

4 metal trays lined with Plastazote foam

Box of modern white tesserae

Box of modern yellow ochre tesserae

Box of modern brown tesserae

Box of modern black tesserae

Bamboo skewers

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

postcards of mosaic floors

Pair of cotton gloves

 

Detailed teaching notes are provided. Click here for a PDF. 

 

 

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