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Cartouche

(kärto͞osh`), 1693–1721, nickname of Louis Dominique Bourguignon, French highwayman. His band terrorized the Paris area until his capture. He was broken on the wheel. Cartouche's daring exploits have been celebrated in stories, dramas, ballads, and popular prints.

Cartouche

A decorative ornamental tablet resembling a scroll of paper with the center either inscribed or left plain; but framed with an elaborate scroll-like carving.

Cartouche

 

an ornament in the shape of a shield or a partially unrolled scroll, on which a coat of arms, emblem, or inscription was placed. Carved or stucco cartouches decorated the main entrances of palaces. Cartouches also appeared on geographic maps, tombstones, and ancient documents. The ornament was widely used in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

REFERENCE

Hadergott, B. Die Kartusche…. Gottingen, 1955.

cartouche

[kar′tüsh]
(graphic arts)
A border or scroll that is decorative and executed with a pen or brush.

cartouche

1. An ornamental tablet often inscribed or decorated, and framed with elaborate scroll-like carving.
2. A modillion of curved form.
3. In Egyptian hieroglyphics and derivatives, a frame around the Pharaoh’s name.

cartouche

, cartouch
1. a carved or cast ornamental tablet or panel in the form of a scroll, sometimes having an inscription
2. an oblong figure enclosing characters expressing royal or divine names in Egyptian hieroglyphics
3. the paper case holding combustible materials in certain fireworks
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The central sign in the cartouche is a seated noblewoman who carries a flail as a sign of power.
But three of the cartouches are inscribed with two Chinese characters, which read "Ge-Deng" - the personalised name for Gordon in Chinese which also relates to the Gordon Clan heraldic device, where 'ge' means spear or lance and 'deng' to mount or enter.
On the cartouches she sets the vulnerable nature in the spotlight, but there are subtle alterations to the familiar image.
There are many examples of similar Stone cartouches with coats of arms for comparison, although an exact match of style is not to be expected, for we are not comparing absolute like with like (Fig.
This intriguing philosopher then notes that the Ancient Egyptians symbolised their concept of eternity by setting the royal names of the various rulers within a box, or cartouche, something French artists during the 19th century also used to contain their initials.
33) A boundary agreement between Bologna and Ferrara conduded in 1579 (when the Galleria delle carte geografiche was already under construction) is hailed in special cartouches, and highlighted by a red border line, in the maps of the two districts.
Conscient de l'importance vitale prise par les entreprises gouvernementales dans la fabrication des munitions de petit calibre durant la Premiere Guerre mondiale, le ministere de la Defense nationale envisage de concentrer toute la production des cartouches a l'Arsenal de Quebec et de Valcartier (6) plutot que d'offrir des contrats de munitions a des entreprises privees.
The gilded molding, cartouches and cornices throughout the gallery are shining radiantly once again.
Dans le cadre de la securisation des frontieres et de la lutte contre la criminalite organisee, les elements de la Gendarmerie nationale relevant du secteur operationnel de Tiaret (2e Region militaire) [beaucoup moins que] ont arrete un criminel en sa possession 45 kilogrammes de poudre noire, 38 cartouches et d'autres objets [beaucoup plus grand que].
Faouzi Benzerti, au summum de la colere, a joue ses dernieres cartouches en deuxieme mi-temps en faisant rentrer Mouhssine Yajour et Yassine Salhi, mais en vain.
The evidence came from the tomb of a pharaonic minister in Asasif Area in the southern city of Luxor, inscribed with the cartouches of both pharaohs.
The six-story limestone mansion features copper-framed ocular windows, a bowed-stone balcony, and French doors with elaborate carved festoons and cartouches.