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Stele

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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528 words

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

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

Stelae

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
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2,615 words
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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 Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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1,678 words
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[Gr.; pl. stelai; Lat. stela, pl. stelae]. ...

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

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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67 words

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

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

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John Boardman and Alan William Johnston

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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259 words
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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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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71 words
[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 ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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An upright carved stone marking an *antique grave. ...

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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. ...

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