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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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581 words

Antefixes, having utilitarian, decorative, and religious functions, were vertically disposed plaques arranged along the eaves of ancient roofs. They accompanied

Antefix

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
36 words

Ornamental tile used on the eaves and cornices of ancient buildings, to conceal the ends of the tiles; the term

Antefix

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
525 words

Plaque closing the outer end of the final cover tile in each row of overlapping cover tiles running down from

antefix

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
25 words

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A Latin word for a terracotta plaque covering the end of an imbrex at eaves level, and usually decorated with an ...

anthemion

anthemion  

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(pl. anthemia).1 Decorative group of leafy forms resembling a radiating cluster of flowers on the same plant, and called by some a honeysuckle: it occurs in Classical architecture above acroteria, on ...
Ornament and pattern

Ornament and pattern  

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Vegetal, geometric and other forms of ornament play an unusually important role in the architecture and visual arts of the Islamic lands, where virtually all surfaces are decorated (see Subject ...
persona

persona  

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1 Gargoyle carved as a grotesque mask.2 Antefix, or stop to the ends of the joint tiles of an Antique temple, appearing at the cymatium or corona of the cornice.
stele

stele  

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An upright carved stone marking an antique grave.

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