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This is the introductory chapter of the book titled Ancient Mosaic Pavements, which sets out to examine some of the available data, concentrating on selected studies of themes and issues in mosaic art determining and interpreting the meaning and significance of the material presented. The book discusses the symbolic and iconographic vocabulary of mosaic art and some characteristic themes, and assigns them to their proper context. The chapter provides an overview of the content available in other chapters of the book. In synagogue inscriptions the Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek words for mosaics appear on several mosaic pavements.

Keywords:Ancient Mosaic Pavements; mosaic art; synagogue inscriptions



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