That incrusted ?ooring was known to the Persians in the days of Ahasuerus, we have direct testimony in the sixth verse of the first chapter of Esther, where it is mentioned, as an instance of the luxurious magnificence of the Royal pdace of Shushan, that the beds (couches) were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white marble. As to the nature of either the construction or design of this most ancient Mosaic, nothing now remains to impart information.
We may reasonably infer that, if not pre-existent in Greece, the practice may have been imported into that country through the many Persian invasions, and that spoils taken from the invaders in war may have conveyed to their conquerors important lessons in the arts of peace.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Matthew Digby Wyatt
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780265912805
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm
Page Count - 69
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