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see hieroglyphichieroglyphic
[Gr.,=priestly carving], type of writing used in ancient Egypt. Similar pictographic styles of Crete, Asia Minor, and Central America and Mexico are also called hieroglyphics (see Minoan civilization; Anatolian languages; Maya; Aztec).
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Though Gill may have increasingly distanced himself from figures like Epstein and Fry, David Jones grew more open to the possibilities of modern art, breaking free of Gill's hieratic strictures with the move to Capel-y-Ffin.
1926: Only a single preserved phrase is present on this hieratic ostracon--bch m w3s.
The analysis of the hieratic inscriptions (related to hieroglyphics) revealed that tomb KV 40 contains the mummified remains of at least 8 hitherto unknown royal daughters, four princes and several foreign ladies.
Their hieratic poses reflect an unremitting court protocol, yet the paintings here also recount a tense historical narrative: the ageing and politically beleaguered Philip IV sought a male heir through his second marriage to the 14-year-old Mariana of Austria who, following his death, ruled as regent for 10 years prior to the accession of their son, Charles II.
Even the inscrutable hieratic gestures (Buddhist, I'm told) seemed to match something analogously inscrutable in Wagner.
It is she who speaks for the most part, and her language is hieratic and incantational, as if her story were to be intoned, rather than merely spoken.
He demonstrates an exceptional electicism and a big diversity, as also evidenced by his female figurative compositions, "female cenacles" which, while paying tribute to Giotto and Piero della Francesca by their silent and hieratic figures and clear geometric forms, however, are impregnated with such a modernism that corrodes traditional iconography.
The French-born Jean-Francois Champollion, who deciphered the hieroglyphs, mentions an obscure sentence in the hieratic and hieroglyphic texts of the Rosetta Stone.
Beneath what we thought we knew, he reveals a hieratic landscape.
Unusually adept at description, the authors manage to paint everything -- not just characters, but also their backdrops -- in terms both literal and metaphoric: "He had the profile of a wading bird, as though he were an ancient hieratic sculpture carved in dry boxwood and lost among the shop's odds and ends.
I hit the American rituals Nilihist, hieratic amateur Reich-amateurs' initial hit Unit: Hit America, hit Israel
The third-century catacomb of Priscilla in Rome has a portrayal of the mother and child, and the fourth-century Great Cemetery there has a full-face, quite hieratic presentation of them.