Cosmati work

noun Cos·ma·ti work \(ˈ)käz¦mätē-, (ˈ)kōz¦-\

Definition of Cosmati work

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cosmati work

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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