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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
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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Subject Reference
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

Reference type:
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 ...

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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 ...

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