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geometric inlay mosaic This intricate inlay work is over the high altar. The detail picture below shows how the geometric pattern is created from triangles, squares and hexagons of different coloured marble. This kind of design was undoubtably inspired by Islamic geometic art.

geometric inlay mosaic

geometric inlay mosaic In the middle of the cathedral are a series of panels with fine marble and stone inlay. These pictures show several examples, and the next page has more, with close ups of the patterns.

geometric inlay mosaic

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