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frontal

1. of or relating to the forehead
2. of or relating to the anterior part of a body or organ
3. Meteorol of, relating to, or resulting from a front or its passage
4. a decorative hanging for the front of an altar

frontal

frontal
The textile or panels which form the decorative front of an altar.
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The effect was heightened by the frontlets and crests on the animals, and the towers on their backs on which stood the drivers, each accompanied by four soldiers.
In chapter one, the horse bridle frontlets from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud afford the springboard for Feldman's critical analysis of traditional methods of connoisseurship, as well as for her discussion of comparanda seen in such items as engraved tridacna shells and stone orthostat reliefs.
The Tlingit dancers wear his masks, hats and frontlets as they perform the stories legends and songs of their culture.