effigy

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effigy

Art a portrait of a person, esp as a monument or architectural decoration

effigy

A representation or imitation of a person, in whole or in part, as a likeness in sculpture.
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IN a recent Journal, Andrew Lapping somewhat pompously berated those who carried Margaret Thatcher in effigy at the Durham Miners' Gala.
The burning of any figure in effigy is an act of violence and intolerance.
HOLLYWOOD star Richard Gere was burned in effigy by mobs in Indian cities yesterday - for kissing Big Brother's Shilpa Shetty.