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Knot mosaic in Canterbury's Longmarket

knot mosaic by Jane Muir

On the courtyard terrace above the Butchery Lane Roman Museum is this floor mosaic by Jane Muir. The motif is a classical Roman knot of interlocked loops, but the materials used - marble, stoneware and glass smalti - give it strong colours (particularly in the case of the turquoise) and a very modern feel.

A small courtyard leading off this one has three matching guilloche panels set into the pavement (see the bottom of this page).

knot mosaic by Jane Muir

mosaic intersection

corner squares guilloche by Jane Muir

mosaic by Jane Muir

 

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