Answered By: Nancy Magrath
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016     Views: 23

Thank you for contacting the Rakow Library with your question about ancient mosaics. There has been much studied and written about ancient mosaics, as you well know. Attached are 2 bibliographies with sources for you to review. You can request any of the books or articles through interlibrary loan. Contact your local library and they can arrange an interlibrary loan for you. Materials on-loan from our library can only be read in a library.

Based on your questions, I think the book, Mosaic: Materials, Techniques and History by Isotta Fiorentini Roncuzzi & Elisabetta Fiorentini would have pertinent information for you as a mosaic artist. This source describes Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC as the first mosaics using cones of baked clay.

Please let us know if you have further questions.