Bird of Aquileia. A copy of a Roman mosaic on show in the Basilica of Aquileia, Italy. The original dates to the 4th century AD. The basilica building has been beautifully preserved and has the most amazing mosaic floor. Well worth a visit! This specific bird is one of several birds depicted on the floor together with fish, vessels, people and geometrical designs.
This piece is made out of marble. This material is cut with martellina and tagliolo (hamer and hardie), which is the authentic Italian way of making mosaics. I mastered this skill and numerous other cutting techniques. If you love Roman or Byzantian mosaic and you’d like some in your home contact me. According to your wishes and desires I’ll gladly make a copy of an existing Roman or Byzantian mosaic. Contact me here.