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stele

(stē`lē), slab of stone or terra-cotta, usually oblong, set up in a vertical position, for votive or memorial purposes. Upon the slabs were carved inscriptions accompanied by ornamental designs or reliefs of particular significance. Stelae were often used as commemorative stones in ancient Egypt and as boundary markers in Mesopotamia. The marble funerary stelae of Greece, especially of Athens, are among the most beautiful monuments of classical art. Likenesses of the dead were sculptured in relief and painted upon them. Stelae of great age are found in China and among the ruins of the Mayan culture in Mexico and Central America.

Stele

An upright stone slab or pillar with a carved or inscribed surface, used as a monument or marker, or as a commemorative tablet in the face of a building.

Stele

 

in botany, the central, or axial, part of the stem and root in higher plants. The stele consists of conducting and mechanical tissues and is surrounded by a primary cortex.


Stele

 

an upright stone slab with an inscription or a relief. In the ancient world, particularly in Greece, steles served as gravestones. They were frequently used to mark boundaries or to commemorate an important event, for example, the issue of a new law. Today steles are often used not only for gravestones but also for monuments of all types and purposes.

stele

[′stēl]
(botany)
The part of a plant stem including all tissues and regions of plants from the cortex inward, including the pericycle, phloem, cambium, xylem, and pith.

stele, stela

finial to a Greek stele
1. In classical architecture and derivatives, an upright stone, usually a slab, marking a grave.
2. A wall area set aside as a memorial.
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5.- Headdress or diadem: the presence of diadems in these steles is clearly significant, to the extent that they have been categorised as "diadem steles".
His work on China, in this regard, was also an ode to a passing empire, the preface to Steles invoking the eponymous ceremonially inscribed stone or wooden posts dotting the Chinese landscape with the words: "Dans le vacillement delabre de l'Empire, elles seules impliquent la stabilite" (Steles [1973] 21).
An autopsy of the Hellenistic grave stele of SM[.]/[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], discovered in the 19th century in the Kerameikos in Athens, reveals that its textual (Phoenician and Greek) and visual components differ significantly from previously published descriptions.
More than 60 such steles have already been discovered from an area close to Pondicherry and documented by the Pondicherry Centre of the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient (EFEO); more than 50 other pieces have been published in Avanam, the journal of the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society.
Some of the most important steles from the Second Turk Empire, including the epitaphs of Kul Tegin and Bilga Qaghan, include turtle bases, and both also are topped by addorsed Chinese-style dragons "draped" over the monuments in the same position as the wolves of Bugut: heads down, eyes open, jaws agape.
S'agissant des cinq portes de la ville de Sidi Bel Abbes, le president de l'association a egalement propose a la direction de la culture d'y eriger des steles portes, pour une materialisation historique.
The remains are primarily gravestones and steles depicting crosses rising from lotus flowers and Chinese symbols with inscriptions revealing a variety of Christian names written in Syriac, Chinese, and Uighur languages and scripts.
Codex VII, the best preserved of the Nag Hammadi codices, contains five separate tractates: the Paraphrase of Shem, the Second Treatise of the Great Seth, the Apocalypse of Peter, the Teachings of Silvanus and the Three Steles of Seth.
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L'inauguration de ces deux steles est un hommage aux travailleurs, martyrs de la Revolution et du devoir national, a declare, dans une allocution, le secretaire national de l'UGTA charge des relations publiques, Ahmed Guettiche.
Chapter two, "Representations of the Gods Among the Nabateans," has nine subheadings, including sections on the literary sources and epigraphic evidence and discussions of the gods as represented in various media: steles, coins, and clay figurines.
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