Mosaics and mosaic making information
from The joy of shards Mosaics
This hardstone mosaic floor is in the Presbytery of Norwich Cathedral.
It is in the style of Cosmati flooring, more common in,
for example, Florence or Rome, and the aim may have been to emulate
the Cosmati pavement in Westminster Abbey. Different granites,
marbles, and coloured stone are used. This mosaic floor shows
a curious mix of geometric, classical and naturalistic designs.
It was given to the Cathedral by Edward Meyrick Goulburn, Dean
of Norwich, in 1878, and was designed by the famous and prolific
architect Sir Arthur Blomfield.
To see some Cosmati flooring in Florence, click here