Roman mosaic, Pompei
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The Pompei variant has no ornamentation, but the El Jem version does.
Geometry
- The symmetry group of the tiling is *442 (p4m).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 45°.
- Contains one regular two-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 45°.
- Contains two regular four-pointed star polygons with vertex angle of 45°.
- The tiling satisfies the interlace condition and has no finite interlace and one infinite interlace with straight cross-overs.
- The tiling is edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 149 polygons.
References
Publications referenced:
- Page 43, Figure 34 (No colouring or source given) of Issam El-Said, ed. El-Bouri & Critchlow. Islamic Art and Architecture: The system of Geometric Design, Garnet, Reading, UK, 1993. ISBN 187393845. [elsaid2] {}
- Pl 184 (a,c) (Pompei, El Jem) of Catherine Balmelle .... Le décor géométrique de la mosaïque romaine, Paris, Picard, 2002. ISBN 270840624. [balmelle] {2 vols}
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