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Opus sectile work such as this has a lot in common with painted stained glass. The tiles are made of fused and painted glass, shaped to fit the design. It is sometimes used in combination with mosaic, for example in the background or border. opus sectile panel

opus sectile hand Detail of the panel above.

Opus sectile portrait of Saint Lawrence, with a detail shown below.

 

detail of saint lawrence
st lawrence opus sectile

saint gregory opus sectile Opus sectile panel showing Saint Gregory in Rome.

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