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aureole


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Halo or Glory surrounding the figure of Christ, the Virgin, or a Saint. If almond-shaped, it is formed of two interlocking segmental arcs, the whole figure called a mandorla or a vesica piscis. A circular halo surrounding a head only is called a nimbus.

Subjects: Architecture.


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