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medallion

an oval or circular decorative device resembling a medal, usually bearing a portrait or relief moulding, used in architecture and textile design

Medallion

An ornamental plaque, usually round or oval in shape, inscribed with an object in low relief, such as a head, flower or figure, and applied to a wall or frieze.

Medallion

 

a framed oval or round panel bearing a figurative or ornamental composition (molded or carved relief, painting, or mosaic). Medallions are used to decorate buildings and furniture.

medallion

1. An ornamental plaque (often round, oval, or square, but may be of any other form) representing an object or design in relief, such as a figure, flower, or head.
2. A ceiling ornament, often cast in plaster, at the center of which is often hung a chandelier or luminaire; also called a rose or rosette.