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Rome’s Marble Carpets The Cosmati Floors

Rome’s Marble Carpets The Cosmati Floors

Walk into any of Rome’s medieval basilicas, and your eyes are immediately drawn upwards to the rich ceilings, chapels, and altars. However, if you look down at your feet, you will discover an intricate tapestry of Carrara marble, glass and precious stones swirling in patterns of serpentine, circles and squares – the Cosmati floors. HISTORY There were many marble workers in Rome in the Middle Ages. However, the most well-known were the Cosmati, a family of four generations of marble…

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