Tesserae size

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Look at the size of the tesserae in a Roman mosaic and notice how they vary in individual size yet they will still be within the same average size. You won't get tesserae that are larger by more than about 1/3 of the average. If this happens then you get what is known as a 'point of focus', something that draws in your eye and detracting from the rest of the mosaic.

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