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Compared to findings at seventh- and eighth- century sites in the region, a relatively small number of glass tesserae were excavated at Samarra, suggesting that the medium had become rare in Mesopotamia but was still valued as a sign of imperial taste. Samarra's mosaics included pieces of mother-of-pearl that would have added to their reflective qualities.
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