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The basic unit of mosaic. A small piece of glass or stone, or any other material suitable for mosaic work, cut to a square, rectangular, triangular or other regular shape.(pl.- tesserae)

The plural of “tessera”, a name given to piece used in a mosaic. Originally tesserae were the cubes of stone used in ancient classical mosaics, but now the term is used for pieces of any kind of mosaic material, whether they are ceramic, stone, pebbles, glass or some other substance.

Tesserae – Plural of “Tessera”.