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Conservation of incisions and synopia

During the cleaning of the backing mortars (mainly mortars from the nucleus and lime bed) we succeeded in conserving part of the discovered under painting (synopia) and incision (graphia) used by the mosaic master to guide the layout of the mosaic. One part of these fragments has from one side the painting and from the other side the positives of the footprints. This makes our task more complicated, but we succeeded to deal with this problem as well.

Conservation in situ Fragments with traces of synopia
IMage: Incision line in the rudus Incision line in the rudus
Image: Incision lines in the rudus Incision lines in the rudus

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