Florentine mosaic


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a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones, often so chosen and arranged that their natural colors represent leaves, flowers, and the like, inlaid in a background, usually of black or white marble.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Florentine mosaics are the choicest in all the world.
Lizzadro Sr., that looks like an oil painting is actually a Florentine mosaic containing more than 1,300 pieces of cut and polished stone.
He owned several Virgins by Tuscan Primitives, a Florentine mosaic, and drawings by Raphael and Michelangelo, among other works.