tarsia

[tahr-see-uh, tahr-see-uh]
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noun


Origin of tarsia

< Italian < Arabic tarṣīʿ inlay
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Contemporary Examples of tarsia

Historical Examples of tarsia

  • Hella is painting a paperknife in imitation of tarsia mosaic.

    A Young Girl's Diary

    An Anonymous Young Girl

  • The study is panelled in tarsia of beautiful design and execution.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • The designs for the tarsia of the sacristy were made by Squarcione, master of Mantegna and Lorenzo, who was paid for them in 1462.

    Intarsia and Marquetry

    F. Hamilton Jackson

  • And to commence with the objects that one sees around every day, here are books expressed in tarsia that seem real.

    Intarsia and Marquetry

    F. Hamilton Jackson

  • There is, however, no material suitable for tarsia which requires so much care and experience in its use.

    Intarsia and Marquetry

    F. Hamilton Jackson



British Dictionary definitions for tarsia

tarsia

noun

another term for intarsia

Word Origin for tarsia

C17: from Italian, from Arabic tarsi`; see intarsia
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