Definition of Mandorlas

1. mandorla [n] - See also: mandorla



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mandorlas

mandolin
mandoline
mandolines
mandolinist
mandolinists
mandolinlike
mandolins
mandom
mandoms
mandopop
mandor
mandora
mandoras
mandore
mandorla
mandorlas (current term)
mandragora
mandragoras
mandragorite
mandragorites
mandrake
mandrake root
mandrakes
mandraulic
mandred
mandrel
mandrels
mandril
mandrill
mandrills

Literary usage of Mandorlas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Florence by Grant Allen (1901)
"On the under surface of the arch by the side are minor figures, alternately whole length in mandorlas, and busts with haloes, divided by birds pecking. ..."

2. New York, and Other Verses by Frederick Mortimer Clapp (1918)
"... mitres and tablets and sceptres there will be, crosses and copes, censers and images of forgotten things, mandorlas full of broad bright wings, ..."

3. The Life of Christ as Represented in Art: By Frederic W. Farrar by Frederic William Farrar (1901)
"It shows the gradual triumph of terror and of gloom.1 At the top of the picture, in separate mandorlas of glory, ..."

4. Temple Treasures of Japan by Garrett Chatfield Pier (1914)
"... of what we are accustomed to consider pure Greco-Buddhist art of the First Nara Epoch (708-749). Behind them rise magnificent gilt-lacquer mandorlas, ..."

5. The Early Italian Painters: Their Art and Times as Illustrated from Examples by Gertrude Katherine Shepherd Peers, National Gallery (Great Britain), Medici Society (1922)
"1 The curiously shaped viols the angels play are very often represented in MSS. of the early fourteenth century, and are called mandorlas. ..."

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