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Cartouche

(kärto͞osh`), 1693–1721, nickname of Louis Dominique Bourguignon, French highwayman. His band terrorized the Paris area until his capture. He was broken on the wheel. Cartouche's daring exploits have been celebrated in stories, dramas, ballads, and popular prints.

Cartouche

A decorative ornamental tablet resembling a scroll of paper with the center either inscribed or left plain; but framed with an elaborate scroll-like carving.

Cartouche

 

an ornament in the shape of a shield or a partially unrolled scroll, on which a coat of arms, emblem, or inscription was placed. Carved or stucco cartouches decorated the main entrances of palaces. Cartouches also appeared on geographic maps, tombstones, and ancient documents. The ornament was widely used in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

REFERENCE

Hadergott, B. Die Kartusche…. Gottingen, 1955.

cartouche

[kar′tüsh]
(graphic arts)
A border or scroll that is decorative and executed with a pen or brush.

cartouche

1. An ornamental tablet often inscribed or decorated, and framed with elaborate scroll-like carving.
2. A modillion of curved form.
3. In Egyptian hieroglyphics and derivatives, a frame around the Pharaoh’s name.

cartouche

, cartouch
1. a carved or cast ornamental tablet or panel in the form of a scroll, sometimes having an inscription
2. an oblong figure enclosing characters expressing royal or divine names in Egyptian hieroglyphics
3. the paper case holding combustible materials in certain fireworks
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From a handout of phonetic hieroglyphics, each student worked out a composition for his or her own cartouche on newsprint, about 4" (10 cm) wide by the appropriate length.
44) The striking, if dangerous effect of this single public appearance, as if they were ruling sovereigns, explains why the protocols were carefully scripted to forbid the joint appearance of the doge with the dogaressa, the novelty to which the cartouche in the map points.
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