The tesserae were sorted carefully into different shades of color and were applied to create an illusion of three dimensionality. The human faces were done with smaller tesserae fragments.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Intact Byzanthine mosaic from 530 AD with hunting and pastoral scenes and the name of its creators, the mosaicists Soel, Kaium, and Elias. Moses Basilica, Mount Nebo