The adornment and painting of this temple had once been very rich and varied.
The walls of the interior were stripped of their marble panelling by Sigismondo Malatesta in 1449, for the adornment of his church at Rimini.
His tomb was stripped of its splendid adornment during the Reformation.
In Parliament Square and elsewhere are numerous statues, some of high merit, but it cannot be said that statuary occupies an important place in the adornment of streets and open places in London.
Wampum was also used for personal adornment, and belts were made by embroidering wampum upon strips of deerskin.
The feathers which form this remarkable adornment are, like those of the "ear-tufts," stiff and incurved at the end, but much longer - measuring more than 2 in.
The durability and the extraordinary ductility and pliancy of gold, its power of being subdivided, drawn out or flattened into wire or leaf of almost infinite fineness, have led to its being used for works where great minuteness and delicacy of execution were required; while its beauty and rarity have, for the most part, limited its use to objects of adornment and luxury, as distinct from those of utility.
Already it had been robbed of many of its works of art, among them the Athena Promachos and the Parthenos of Pheidias, for the adornment of Constantinople, and further spoliation took place when the church of St Sophia was built in A.D.
Subsequent popes manifested equal ardour, with the same damaging results, in the repair and adornment of the catacombs, and many of the paintings covering their walls, which have been assigned to the period of their original construction, are really the work of these later times.
Weary of politics, and obeying a natural inclination to pleasure, Julius then virtually abdicated the management of affairs, and gave himself up to enjoyment, amusing himself with the adornment of his villa, near the Porta del Popolo, and often so far forgetting the proprieties of his office as to participate in entertainments of a questionable character.
Plato's criticisms of the sophists are then, in the opinion of the present writer, no mere obiter dicta, introduced for purposes of literary adornment or dramatic effect, but rather the expressions of profound and reasoned conviction, and, as such, entitled at any rate to respect.
The Paseo was originally the quinta of a German of cultivated tastes named Joseph Buschenthal, who spent a fortune in its adornment.
Another conception of them is that of singers of the lament for the dead, for which reason they are often used in the adornment of tombs, and represented beating their breasts and tearing their hair or playing the flute or lyre.
Two years later we find the duke Ercole of Ferrara begging the French king's lieutenant in Milan to let him have the model, injured as it was, for the adornment of his own city; but nothing came of the petition, and within a short time it seems to have been totally broken up.
Paul embellished the costume of the cardinals, collected jewels for his own adornment, provided games and food for the Roman people and practically instituted the carnival.
The Papuan loves personal adornment and loses no chance of dressing himself up. His chief home-made ornaments are necklaces, armlets and ear-rings of shells, teeth or fibre, and cassowary, cockatoo, or bird of paradise feathers - the last two, or a flower, are worn through the septum of the nose.
The interior of the kirk was clearly designed to have little adornment to distract worshippers from their focus on the minister.
Scholarly review of the many uses for fossils, up to the present day, including adornment, magic and medicine.
Jewelry making is a facet of personal adornment focused on in the Problem Solving class.
A beautiful festive adornment that will grace any door or wall.
Those two words combine to express the underlying attitude of heart that is a woman's true adornment.
The work produced is some of the best I've had from a body adornment project.
Strange parallelism, poster as desktop and wall adornment!
adornment of the church, the singing and the services.
adornment of the life of this world.
adornment of the righteous.
Each successive occupant of the Spanish throne has done something, however slight, to the restoration or adornment of Philip's convent-palace, and Ferdinand VII.
Assyrian and afterwards Greek craftsmen working for Scythic employers were compelled to decorate these outlandish forms, which they did according to their own fashion: but there was also a native style with conventionalized beast decoration, which was almost always employed for the adornment of bits and horses' gear, and very often for weapons.
Primitive adornment in its earliest stages may be divided into three classes; first the moulding of the body itself to certain local standards of beauty.
Gold and silver had been applied to the adornment of helmets and breastplates from the 7th century, but it was in the 12th century that the decoration reached the high degree of elaboration shown us in the armour of the Japanese Bayard, Yoshitsune, which is still preserved at Kasuga, Nara.
The capital of Mausolus was a Greek city, Halicarnassus, and all that we can still trace of his great works of construction and adornment shows conformity to the pure Hellenic type.
He began to lecture on Homer and the Epistle to Titus, and in connexion with the former he announced that, like Solomon, he sought Tyrian brass and gems for the adornment of God's Temple.
Aeschines reproached the diction of Demosthenes with excess of, elaboration and adornment (7reptcpryia).
They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.
A law of the republic required every merchant trading to the East to bring back some material for the adornment of the fane.
The inhabitants of tropical America sometimes keep fireflies in small cages for purposes of illumination, or make use of the insects for personal adornment.
These, in the case of the king, would be of richer material, colour and adornment.
It is significant that whereas the earlier Greeks had used precious stones only as a medium for the engraver's art, unengraven gems, valuable for their mere material, now came to be used in profusion for adornment.
Architecturally and artistically considered, the stalls of a cathedral or church are a marked feature of the interior adornment.
The WAGs seemed a welcome adornment to Baden-Baden, which had become a little staid since its 19th century heyday.
On the 6th of May 1448 he obtained licence in mortmain and on the 10th of August founded at Oxford "for the extirpation of heresies and errors, the increase of the clerical order and the adornment of holy mother church, a perpetual hall, called Seint Marie Maudeleyn Halle, for study in the sciences of sacred theology and philosophy," to consist of a president and 50 scholars.
Examining the tiger or the leopard, in all the beauty of their symmetrical adornment, we do not see in any one example an exact repetition of the same stripes or spots on each side of the mesial line.
For he applied himself to manufacture wares having a close affinity with the shocking monstrosities used for sepulchral purposes in ancient Apulia, where fragments of dissected satyrs, busts of nymphs or halves of horses were considered graceful excrescences for the adornment of an amphora or a pithos.
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Long considered one of the most elegant pieces of jewelry a woman can wear, pearls are a classic, elegant adornment that will most likely never go out of style.
Furniture was made of the elements and woods at hand, such as pine and stone, with little adornment.
Such furniture is simply constructed with fluid lines, but little adornment.
Plan on spending a bit more on fabric for a minimalist house: plain fabrics that are inexpensive often look cheap when used without other adornment.
Furniture is carefully constructed, but has little adornment.
The website itself says it best, "As old as tradition and as new as the times, with a change in perceptions about beauty and adornment, the aboriginal indian bindis has now become a fashion statement."
Unlike the modern world, Egyptians wore makeup for protection as well as adornment.
For cosmetic adornment, Henna was widely used to paint fingernails and design the skin with intricate and woven designs.
Popular among all genders and age groups, face painting is a rather inexpensive method of adding adornment and added flair to a costume.
Instead, seek out elaborate details such as sequins or velvet fabric to add adornment.
Nibs are good for snacking and eating plain, but you can also bake with them and use them as a crunchy topping or adornment.
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Once just an ornamental add-on for trim on kitchen backsplashes and bathroom shower walls, glass tile is moving out into the more traveled areas of the home for installing on walls, mirrors and flooring adornment.
Novelty navel rings are another popular type of navel adornment.
Charms can even be used in creative ways, such as zipper pulls or other adornment.
Incorporated in jewelry as a brooch for both adornment and spiritual purposes, many available today are antiques from earlier eras when it was a popular accessory.
There is no adornment, just the word "navy" in all caps on the jacket and trousers.
Barrettes, bobby pins, fish net stockings, artificial flowers (think black roses) and glitter are just a few basic accessories every emo chic may want to have on hand when the mood strikes for a little hair adornment.
To add adornment to this punk statement, many girls opt for an exotic piercing or tattoos.
Since braids were a common adornment for most medieval hairstyles, be sure to incorporate a few into your hair design for authenticity.
For a wedding or a beautiful adornment to a formal dinner table, create the origami swans pictured here.
It may be better to purchase the cover up more for adornment than for practicality.
The benefit of this look lies in the ties because they act more as adornment than practical fanfare.
When it comes to glamorous evenings out, Victoria often turns to a dizzying array of bustier-styled tops, the occasional leather strap adornment and even plumes of feathers, to keep her on the cutting edge of fashion.
Not just women - some species of birds were pushed to the edge of extinction because their feathers were in demand for hat adornment.
Whether the theme is nostalgic or glitzy, the tree theme is the centerpiece that anchors the rest of your holiday adornment.
The most significant tribal members usually wore elaborate headdress pieces only during ceremonial festivities, so keep this adornment simple and focus your time more on the costume embellishment and design.
Choose selectively of the costume jewelry, for the main adornment of the fairy is her golden or silvery crown.
From there, the diamond may become a family heirloom, special gift, a symbol of a couple's commitment, or a treasured adornment of any type.
The idea is that true love and lifelong devotion have a beauty that needs no adornment and a strength that is unbreakable.
They feature discreet silver rhinestones on the straps and a floral adornment on the foot bed.
The shoe is sleek without adornment of any kind, and the tailored look is ideal for just about any sophisticated setting.
For example, a stiletto heel adds an edgy punch to an outfit, whereas an ankle boot with a small heel are can be trendy or traditional depending on the style and adornment.
This piercing looks like the nose jewelry found in a bull, and many men choose this type of nose adornment over the nostril piercing.
The cultural significance of these piercings may have been lost along with the context of the piercing, but the presence of the piercings show an interest in personal adornment among ancient tribes.
Your heart tattoo doesn't have to have adornment to make placement a key issue, however.
A cuff bangle watchband encircles the wrist just like a bracelet and often has additional baubles or adornment of some sort.
Freehand designs can be applied to your liking, with your own choice of colors and adornment added to the decorative piece.
Up-selling nail adornment to your customers is a great way to increase your profits while using your creativity.
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