Roman mosaic, Colchester
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The large tiles in the Colchester version are ornamented which is replaced by colour in the graphic.
Geometry
- The symmetry group of the tiling is 442 (p4).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 45°.
- Contains two squares.
- There are two non-regular reflective tiles and two tiles with no mirror image.
- The tiling does not satisfy the two-colour condition.
- The tiling is not edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 429 polygons.
References
Publications referenced:
- Pl 393 (b) (Colchester) of Catherine Balmelle .... Le décor géométrique de la mosaïque romaine, Paris, Picard, 2002. ISBN 270840624. [balmelle] {2 vols}
- Plate 38 (Colchester) of D S Neal. Roman mosaics in Britain, Society for the Promotion of Roman studies, 1981. ISBN 090776414. [neal] {Beautiful publication.}
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