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Mosaics date back to the dawn of civilization at Mesopotamia, where architects used small colored objects to decorate the temples in Uruk in the forth millennium B.C. The Greeks and Romans used pebbles and shells to make pictorial composition around the fourth century B.C.

Early Greco-Roman artisans began making mosaics with pieces of colored glass called smalti - specilised mosaic tesserae made from richly coloured glass, which is style produced today. Molten glass is poured into flat slabs, pizza, which are then broken into individual smalto.


This mini mosaic shows a head in the style of ancient Roman mosaics, crafted from smalti handcut in my studio.

It measures  approx. 10cm x 10cm and comes with a small wooden easel for display.


This mosaic is crafted on plywood. It should not be allowed to get wet. 

If you would like a mini mosaic that can be placed outside, please contact me.

'Roman head' mini mosaic

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