bucranium


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bucranium

A sculptural ornament representing the head or skull of an ox, often garlanded, and most frequently used on Roman Ionic friezes.
See also: Ornament
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bucranium
A sculptured ornament representing the head or skull of an ox, often garlanded; frequently used on Roman Ionic and Corinthian friezes.
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