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protome

In classical architecture and derivatives, a projecting half figure, animal or human, used in a decorative scheme.
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Although located at some distance from PH Room 10, the text inscribed on this lion protome has great significance because it likely provides the patronymic of the house owner.
Galerie Puhze presents a black Attic miniature hydria made in 510 BC, and Merrin Gallery impresses with a Greek bronze horse protome from the 6th century BC.
Greek silver rhyton with fluted body and a gilt lion's head protome, and a Hellenistic Greek gold cup with scenes of fishermen in repousse from the 2nd - 1st century B.
Made in Rome in the 2nd century, it comprises a lion's head protome mounted on the leg of a lion and was first acquired by the founder of Christie's auction house, James Christie, for Charles Blundell; it was then bequeathed to Sir John Gladstone, father of the British prime minister.
29:2) has appliqued shield bosses on the rim exterior, a pendant bull protome on the rim, a bossed guilloche on the neck, and plastic running spirals on the shoulder, all between the handles on the front of the jar.
A valuable and shrewd observation by Paul Jett is that the dots of tarnish difficult to remove from the gilded lynx protome (no.
1455) for the uncompleted equestrian statue of Alfonso V of Aragon, King of Naples, looks crude and almost mechanical, even accounting for its larger size, compared with the supremely beautiful Greek bronze, the Medici Protome, from which he undoubtedly drew.
Grau (2005: 90) distinguieron dos protomes de animal, quizas de lobo, rematando los canos del aulos, algo que incidiria en la singularidad del instrumento y, por consiguiente, de su poseedora.
14) Other early representations include votive masks and protomes of a bearded man with the ears and horns of a bull.
Similarly, bovine protomes on bowls and spouted jugs denote the symbolic significance and ceremonial consumption of cattle.