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. (pl. bucranes, bucrania).

Ornament in the form of an ox-skull or head frequently associated with festoons and garlands, found especially on the metopes of the Roman Doric Order. See also aegicrane.

bucranium (left) Hung with bellflower or husk garlands. (right) hung with inverted flambeaux.

Subjects: Art — Architecture.


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