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cone mosaic. Repetitive zigzag or lozenge patterns formed by embedding many clay cones around 10 cm (nearly 4 inches) long, with black, red, or buff heads, in mud walls, as at the Sumerian temples of Uruk (now Warka, Iraq), dating from c.3500–3000 bc, so a very early type of architectural enrichment.


Jane Turner (1996)

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