Opus tessellatum  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Opus tessellatum refers to a type of mosaic made from tesserae.

Opus tessellatum is usually used for backgrounds consisting of horizontally or vertically arranged lines — but not both in a grid, which would be "opus regulatum".

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