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Monreale Cathedral, Sicily: studies of Cosmatesque mosaics from the choir, bishop's throne, pilaster bases and spiral cloister columns

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NOTES: These studies are part of a volume of mosaic designs recorded by Matranga during the restoration of mosaics in churches in Italy and Scotland in around 1850.

Cathedral of San Matteo, Salerno: studies of Cosmatesque mosaics from part of a plaque in the south aisle

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NOTES: These studies are part of a volume of mosaic designs recorded by Matranga during the restoration of mosaics in churches in Italy and Scotland in around 1850.

Ravello Cathedral, Sicily: studies of Cosmatesque mosaics from a panel at the side of the choir and from spiral columns

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NOTES: These studies are part of a volume of mosaic designs recorded by Matranga during the restoration of mosaics in churches in Italy and Scotland in around 1850.

Design for Freemasons' Hall (Masonic Peace Memorial Building), Great Queen Street, London: detail of mosaic decoration for the Grand Temple coving featuring symbolic elements and statues of Soloman and Hiram

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NOTES: This, the third Freemasons' Hall to be built in Queen Anne Street, is both the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Lodges in London. It was built in 1927-1933 as a memorial to the many Freemasons who died on active service during World War I and was initially known as the Masonic Peace Memorial.

Basilica of San Marco, Venice: detail of the upper part of the facade

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NOTES: The church was consecrated in 1094 but the decoration of the upper facade was only completed in the early 15th century.

Basilica of San Marco, Venice: the baptistery with the font designed by Jacopo Sansovino

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NOTES: The mosaics were carried out in the mid-14th century. The font is by Jacopo Sansovino and dates from around 1545.

Plan of a Roman mosaic pavement discovered at Stunsfeild (Stonesfield), near Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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SOURCE: Batty Langley. Ancient masonry, both in the theory and practice (London, 1736), vol. II, pl. CCCCXLIX NOTES: This mosaic was destroyed soon after its discovery in the eighteenth century.
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