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Mounting

Alan Donnithorne, Andrew Thompson and Sheila R. Canby

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Attachment of a work of art to a support or setting, or the application of accessories or decoration as embellishment. In many types of mount, these two distinct concepts may be combined, and the mount serves both a functional and decorative purpose.

Keywords: Introduction; East Asia; Islamic lands and India; Western world

Reference Entry.  5072 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Art

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