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Old March 14th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #3
Yohann Gissinger
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
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The idea of this thesis is, what is on the ground and which is neither a carpet, nor a textile must be the ground itself.

However, as you pointed out, it has been impossible for me to find pictures of tiled grounds in italian churches, I only found some in England.
Whatever the technique of pavement, tiled, mosaic, inlaid marble, there's absolutely no italian picture. If it was wood marquetery that could explain their disappearance, or, like in the initial theories it could also have been carpets or textiles.

At least the tile technique was employed in England, and there remain testimonys "in good condition for their age" in certain churches.

Otherwise there's no doubt about the medieval bestiary theory, I could post more related examples.


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