Floor mosaics with figured and geometric patterned in South Bithynia

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2015

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Hazal Çıtakoğlu



Mosaic pavements have been worked on by different societes and cultures throughout the centuries and have evolved and reached to our present day. They have been one of the most outstanding work of art. Both the materials used in their production, the techniques of production and the composition performed had varied in time. However the mosaic works have continued to decorate the habitat that humanbeing lived in. The art of mosaic have started with the use of pebbles and continued to evolve into the precious stone such as emerald, pearl and ruby. The city of Bursa and its surroundings in Southern Bithynia are among Anatolian's archaeological regions with highly important potentials. In this study, floor mosaics with geometrical and figurative patterns found in this region have been studied in details. The definitions of the decoration and the classification have been made and tried to be interpreted in the light of archaeological findings and mosaic studies that have been made so far. It is known that a comprehensive study which combines of all mosaics together in this region have not been made until now. With this study, it is aimed to contribute to put an end to the gap of the missing link in this subject and provide a first step for the further studies.