Roman mosaic, Tipasa
data191/ROMAN27
(Click on image for high-quality PDF version)
Note that part of the repetition is unclear. The circle cannot be reproduced, so that rest of the pattern is used instead. The braiding within the 8-pt star is not included.
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 square.
- Contains 6 regular two-pointed star polygons with vertex angle of 45°.
- Contains one regular 8-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 90°.
- There is one non-regular reflective tile.
- The tiling does not satisfy the two-colour condition.
- The tiling is not edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 247 polygons.
References
Publications referenced:
- Fig 4.5 of Brian Wichmann and David Wade. Islamic Design: a Mathematical Approach, Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-69. [ww] {}
- Pl 174 (d) (Tipasa) of Catherine Balmelle .... Le décor géométrique de la mosaïque romaine, Paris, Picard, 2002. ISBN 270840624. [balmelle] {2 vols}
v47