Mascaron


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Mascaron

The representation of a face, a human, or partly human head, more or less caricatured, and used as an architectural element.
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mascaron, mask

mascaron
The representation of a face, a human or partly human head, more or less caricatured, used as an architectural ornament.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mascaron is an architectural term for an ornamental face whose function is to scare away evil spirits.
de Primitivo Fernandez, 1909 dentro de la serie "La Guerra Carlista" (casi lo mismo dice anos despues en Rubia Barcia, Mascaron de proa 31 y 72, pero se elimina la referencia a 1908 y se invierte el orden de las menciones pasando a nota el supuesto subtitulo de La Espana Tradicional, Segunda parte).
The corners have gilt-bronze mounts with satyr heads and a central mascaron contains the bust of Democritus.