sectile


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sec·tile

(sek'til, tīl),
1. Capable of being cut or divided.
2. Having the appearance of being divided.
[L. sectilis, fr. seco, to cut]

sectile

(sĕk′tĭl) [L. sectilis]
Capable of being cut.
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The first part ends with two excellent chapters: one on Wall and Vault mosaics and one on Opus Sectile, but one wonders why these were included here rather than in a separate section or even in the second part of the book dealing with `Technique and Production'.
63) Secondly, the opus sectile polychrome figures on the walls, later covered with marble slabs, seem to have represented Dionysiac objects like theatre masks, actors and dancers.
The revival of opus sectile pavements in Rome and the vicinity in the Carolingian period, Papers of the British School at Rome 48: 157-65.