Plaquette


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Plaquette

 

(1) A work of medallic art differing from ordinary medals by its rectangular or nearly rectangular form.

(2) A disk made from metal, ceramic, or some other material and having a picture in relief. Plaquettes are used to decorate furniture and other household objects.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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