- ← Latine tessera
tessera (plur. tesserae , vel rarius tesseras )
- abaculus (-i, masc.) ||
- 1998, The Book of Rome and the Romans, Antonella Grignola et Paolo Ceccoli edd. ISBN 8844007207
- The mosaic was no longer smooth on the surface but had a rough appearance, due to the irregular arrangement of the pieces, or tesseras, in such a way as to maximize, when looking up at the mosaic, the impression of light.
- 2003, Martin Cheek, Making Mosaics ISBN 1589230841
- For a direct mosaic, the tesserae are glued directly onto the surface of the piece of wood or pot or whatever it is that you are mosaicing.