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Aegean Schools of Sculpture in Antiquity

      Νησιωτικές σχολές γλυπτικής στην Αρχαιότητα (5/3/2006 v.1) Aegean Schools of Sculpture in Antiquity (5/4/2006 v.1)
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Author(s) : Sideris Athanasios (3/23/2007)
Translation : Karioris Panayotis , Kalogeropoulou Georgia (3/29/2007)

For citation: Sideris Athanasios, "Aegean Schools of Sculpture in Antiquity", 2007,
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URL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10521>

 

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acroterium
Sculptured motif, figurative or not, placed above the corners of the pediments in religious structures and public buildings.

epiblema
A kind of cloak that covered the shoulders of Archaic korai and was fastened with a pin or chain.

frieze (1. architecture), (2. painting)
1. The part of the entablature resting on the architrave and below the cornice. In the Doric order the frieze is decorated with two alternative motives, namely the triglyph and metope, while in the Ionic order the frieze is a decoratively carved band.2. Decorative horizontal band that sweeps parts of a vessel or the highest part of the walls in a room.

himation, the
Rectangular woolen (mainly) cloth that was worn over the chiton (cloak). It could be wrapped around the shoulders and the body in different ways and was fastened with a belt or with brooches.

pediment, the
The triangular structure, over a building façade, between the horizontal entablature and the sloping roof, often decorated with sculptures, reliefs or painted figures.

syntagma (sculpture)
Votive offering of more than one statues that do not touch each other. Usually, the statues stood in a row on an oblong rectangular or semi-circular base.

 
 
 

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