"Manichaean script was not the only script used to render Manichaean manuscripts. When writing in Sogdian, which was frequently the case, Manichaean scribes frequently used Sogdian script ("Uighur script")."
Palazzo Normani in Palermo copied from the Sasanian style (Persian).
Palermo - marvelous border mosaic.
Ravena San Vitale Italy mosaic era of Justinian. Justinian had an edict against the Manichaeans.
Xerxes with Queen Esther - Persia.
Candy style mosaics - Sasanian influenced.