In view of such Chinese sacrifices the names of the dead are inscribed on wooden plaques called spirit-tablets, into which the spirits are during the ceremony supposed to enter, having quitted the very heaven and presence of God in order to commune with posterity.
The larger plaques are richly ornamented with emeralds and sapphires, and the smaller plaques have each an enamelled figure of Our Lord, David, Solomon, and Hezekiah respectively.
The badges of the other four classes are round plaques, the first three with indented edges, the last plain; in the second class the dragons are in silver on a yellow and gold ground, the jewel is a cut coral; the grades differ in the colour, shape, &c., of the borders and indentations; in the third class the dragons are gold, the ground green, the jewel a sapphire; in the fourth the silver dragons are on a blue ground, the jewel a lapis lazuli; in the fifth green dragons on a silver ground, the jewel a pearl.
The richest ornamentation was applied to the arches and string courses, while plaques of sculpture, roundels and coats of arms adorned the facades.
They no longer devote themselves to the manufacture of sword ornaments, but work rather at vases, censers, statuettes, plaques, boxes and other objects of a serviceable or ornamental nature.
The process was known at an early period, and was employed for the purpose of subsidiary decoration from the close of the 16th century, but not until the 19th century did Japanese experts begin to manufacture the objects known in Europe as enamels; that is to say, vases, plaques, censers, bowls, and so forth, having their surface covered with vitrified pastes applied either in the chain plev or the cloisonn style.
The plaques thus formed could be reheated and fashioned into the bases of bowls and drinking vessels.
Here was what seems to have been the basement of a very large hall or " Megaron," approached directly from the central court, and near this were found further reliefs, fresco representations of scenes of the bull-ring with female as well as male toreadors, and remains of a magnificent gaming-board of gold-plated ivory with intarsia work of crystal plaques set on silver plates and blue enamel (cyanus).
Cabinets, fire-screens, plaques and boxes resplendent with gold lacquer grounds carrying elaborate and profuse decoration of ivory and mother-of-pearl are not objects that appeal to Japanese taste.
Although no goddess is associated with the national god Yahweh, female deities abounded, as is amply shown by the numerous plaques of the great mother-goddess found in course of excavation.
a v, portrait, image), generally any image or portrait-figure, but specially the term applied to the representations in the Eastern Church of sacred personages, whether in painting or sculpture, and particularly to the small metal plaques in archaic Byzantine style, venerated by the adherents of the Greek Church.
The fondi d'oro suggested the manufacture of plaques of gold which could be broken up into tesserae for use in mosaics.
They confine themselves at present to decorating plaques, boxes and cases for cigars or cigarettes, and an occasional tea or coffee service; but the whole domain of salvers, dessert-services, race-cups and so on remains virtually unexplored.
Up to that time there had been little demand for enamels of large dimensions, but when the foreign market called for vases, censers, plaques and such things, no difficulty was found in supplying them.
It is composed of a series of four larger and four smaller plaques of gold, rounded at the tops and set together alternately.
- German Mitre, of red velvet embroidered with pearls and silver gilt plaques.
These findings indicate that defects in the normal activities of astrocytes in clearing beta amyloid could lead to the formation of plaques.
amyloid plaques in vivo is unknown.
The hallmark lesions of these diseases are vacuoles and plaques, which are small round formations consisting of deposits of a protein called amyloid.
atheroma plaques are like fatty lumps that develop within the inside lining of arteries.
These sclerotic plaques are the decay in the myelin sheathing of the myelinated axons from distinct regions within the CNS.
Problems occur because these sticky patches can catch any debris in the blood which in turn makes the plaques bigger.
If the plaques become bigger they can cut off part or all of the blood going to or from the retina.
blue plaques each year, all of which come from members of the public.
South wall: splayed windows; 19thC and 20thC brass and marble plaques.
In such cases, plaques will accompany the planting or installation in honor of the donor's designee.
enamel plaques on all four sides of the base.
engraved plaques for dedication at all of our cemetery sites.
engraved on plaques as the winner of various competitions.
eyespot fungus, Tapesia, forms specialized infection plaques in the tight spaces between leaf sheaths at the base of the plant.
The cereal eyespot fungus, Tapesia, forms specialized infection plaques in the tight spaces between leaf sheaths at the base of the plant.
florid plaques throughout the brain.
The Astarte Plaques therefore depict the goddess in the context of her shrine.
immunize patients against the accumulation of the amyloid plaques.
MEMORIAL PLAQUES: The Conrad Eden plaque on the Cathedral wall next to the organ loft door is virtually indecipherable.
The small neat headstones are of bronze plaques mounted on small white sloping concrete blocks each bearing the regimental insignia of the deceased.
The Future Monument is a five meters high lit glass obelisk surrounded by glass plaques.
oval plaques painted upon by George Stubbs in the Leverhulme Gallery.
Memorial benches You can buy hardwood benches with engraved plaques for dedication at all of our cemetery sites.
It is a four sided obelisk made from Portland stone with Bronze and enamel plaques on all four sides of the base.
commemorative plaques will be available for purchase at a later date.
We should say, ' Okay, you say pleural plaques don't count.
The composition of amyloid plaques has also been studied in great detail.
Fatty deposits, called atheromatous plaques, can build up over time and block the artery.
Two small finely polished plaques made from Mynydd Rhiw stone were found in the eastern chamber; their purpose is unknown.
Now, a study using genetically modified mice predisposed to Alzheimer's disease has shown that oxidative damage precedes the plaques.
The photo on the left shows small red plaques of guttate psoriasis.
In classical, plaque psoriasis, the lesions are well defined, raised, reddish, slightly itchy plaques covered with loose silvery scales.
Typical gifts include quality wooden boxes to any size, plaques and clocks decorated with locally-inspired or Celtic pyrography and painting.
senile plaques, the defining lesions of Alzheimer's?
After screening half a million individual bacterial plaques of each cDNA library with autologous serum, 204 reactive clones were isolated.
Why should I? The rows of bronze plaques embedded in flat granite slabs to mark folks ' graves came into focus.
Outdoor plaques with a choice of stain and finished with three coats of high gloss quality yacht varnish.
weeping sores (called eosinophilic plaques ), on the belly and legs.
When she came back, I was up and had caught up the backlog of mounting our rally plaques.
Quite often, those who are diagnosed with pleural plaques do not initially recollect where they had asbestos exposure.
Skin changes What is going on in the skin of people with psoriasis to produce the red scaly plaques?
Are they poisoned by substances around them, perhaps in senile plaques, the defining lesions of Alzheimer 's?
Some cats develop large red, moist and weeping sores (called eosinophilic plaques), on the belly and legs.
They have a nice selection of hanging plaques, ornaments, and candleholders to choose from.
If the only plaques you see are from the Better Business Bureau, the local veterinary association, and a notice that payment is due upon exam, these are not entirely encouraging signs.
Industry Specific Items - Checkout lane dividers, hangtags, and plaques.
Murals, folding screens, and even large plaques are also common for a traditional Chinese interior.
Patriotic decor with a Christian influence is commonly seen in wall plaques, figurines, wreaths and tapestries.
Many versions of the cross are dominant features in religious home decor and are commonly seen in wall art, such as cross plaques and framed art.
You might also consider hanging homey sayings and plaques to grace your walls with words of wisdom.
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot formed on the surface of plaques inside the coronary arteries.
For the baseball fan, order mini-baseball bats, engraved baseballs and wall plaques similar to the golf plaque described above.
Small plaques or spiritual music CDs can also be enjoyed by the couple with a strong faith.
Popular personalized items include clocks, watches, plaques and picture frames, though more unique items such as golf balls, pillows and trophies can also be personalized.
Often personalized with the company logo, individual's title and years of service, commemorative items include plaques, paperweights, certificates of achievement and other awards.
Plaques comes with poems, family tree information, quotes and other beautiful sentiments.
Parting gifts for retirees usually include items like plaques and flowers and other small mementos.
Etched pieces include plaques, clocks and coat racks.
Eager riders are treated to a review of classic Survivor moments as they wait in the queue where video montages, photographs, and trivia plaques line the waiting area.
These plaques are comprised of recycled cast aluminum and finished in weather-resistant paint.
Atherosclerosis-A disease process whereby plaques of fatty substances are deposited inside arteries, reducing the inside diameter of the vessels and eventually causing damage to the tissues located beyond the site of the blockage.
Lichen planus-A noncancerous, chronic itchy skin disease that causes small, flat purple plaques on wrists, forearm, ankles.
Removing these scales exposes tender skin, which bleeds and causes the plaques (inflamed patches of skin) to grow.
Chronic lesions: These are characterized by thickened plaques of skin, lichenification, and fibrous papules.
Various plaques, t-shirts, books, and photographs are available with inspirational messages, and some places will even allow you to create your own.
Other sincere gifts for the grieving include poetry books, journals, personal scrapbooks and plaques.
This historic hotel displays two commemorative plaques, one from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the other from the National Trust.
There are usually a couple of ways to do this: through heat transfer, and through sublimation, which is a method for creating ink transfers for everything from mugs and t-shirts to trophies and plaques.
NovaChrome USA produces a line of sublimation transfers to create full-color, photo quality graphics on T-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, ceramic tiles, wood, fabric, metal award plaques, puzzles, plastics and other items.
Trophies and plaques are commonly used as gifts for promotion or employee incentive.
Whether you are recognizing performance or acknowledging service, trophies and plaques make suitable corporate and business promotion and incentive tokens.
The patches may be localized or the plaques may spread over a wider area.
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