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acroterion

acroterion  

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[Co]The sculptured figure, tripod, disc, or urn, of bronze, marble, or terracotta, placed on the apex of the pediment of a Greek temple or other substantial building; sometimes also above the outer ...
art, funerary, Greek

art, funerary, Greek  

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Archaic period(c.700–c.480). The period's chief innovations were the funerary statue and carved gravestone. Kouroi (standing, usually nude, youths) marked graves on Thera by c.630. Funerary korai ...
cenotaph

cenotaph  

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Empty sepulchre, or funerary monument to the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere. Lutyens's Cenotaph, Whitehall, London (1919–20), is an example of such a symbolic tomb.
Damghan

Damghan  

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Town on the road to Mashhad in northern Iran, 344 km east of Tehran. The area had a long history of settlement, as shown by the ruins of the prehistoric ...
ear

ear  

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1 Acroter or horn of an altar, sarcophagus, or stele.2 Crossette.3 Lug or tab.
False Door

False Door  

The term false door (also ka-door, false-door stela, fausse-porte, Scheintür) denotes an architectural element that is found mostly in private tomb structures of the Old Kingdom (mastabas and ...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi  

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 (1720–78) Italian architect and engraver.His highly imaginative, indeed rather overpowering visions of architecture, cities, and interior design, as revealed in Carceri (c.1745, re-issued c.1760 ...
horn

horn  

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1 Ionic, Composite, or Corinthian volute, but especially Ionic.2 Strong-stemmed projections ending in stiff leaves commonly found on C13 Gothic capitals or crockets.3 Projection at each corner of an ...
Men

Men  

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(Μήν, also Μείς), one of the most important gods of west Anatolia (see Anatolian deities). Etymology uncertain, but the name must derive from a native language. From its home territory ...
mihrab

mihrab  

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A niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca, towards which Muslims should face when at prayer. It was often ornately decorated and designed to give the impression of an ...
monument

monument  

The word monument is recorded from Middle English, and originally denoted a burial place rather than the statue or building over it or commemorating a person or event; the word comes via French from ...
Mycenae

Mycenae  

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An ancient city in Greece, situated near the coast in the NE Peloponnese, the centre of the late Bronze Age Mycenaean civilization. The capital of King Agamemnon, it was at its most prosperous in the ...
stela

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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(plural: stelae or steles) (Greek: ‘standing block’).

An upright slab, usually of stone, that serves as a grave marker

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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[Ar] A freestanding inscribed, carved, or decorated stone slab set upright in the ground, usually commemorating a person or event. Often connected with ceremonial sites or burial ... More
stela

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

an upright stone slab or column typically bearing a commemorative inscription or relief design, often serving as a gravestone.

Stelae

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005
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History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
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The Latin word stela (pl. stelae) derives from the Greek stele, which means pillar or vertical tablet. (In

Stele

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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[Gr.; pl. stelai; Lat. stela, pl. stelae].

Stone or pillar set upright in commemoration of some event or as a

Stele

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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2009
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[Gr.; pl. stelai; Lat. stela, pl. stelae].

Stone or pillar set upright in commemoration of some event or as a

stele

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John Boardman and Alan William Johnston

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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stone slab, in particular one bearing figured decoration or an inscribed text. Grave markers are found occasionally in bronze age Greece, the most notable being those with relief ... More

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