Cosmati work


Cos·​ma·​ti work
: a style of fine mosaic inlay in geometric patterns made of colored marbles, glass paste, and gold leaf developed during the 12th and 13th centuries

Word History


after Cosmati, a group of Italian artists active in Rome and vicinity from about 1150–1320, plural of the name Cosmas; from the fact that many members of the group had the given name Cosmos (Cosimo)

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“Cosmati work.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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