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Definition of the noun statuette

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noun - plural: statuettes

  1. a small carved or molded figure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of statuette: figurine
    • more generic word: figure = a model of a bodily form

Alternative definition of the noun statuette


  1. A small statue, usually applied to a figure much less than life size, especially when of marble or bronze, or of plaster or clay as a preparation for the marble or bronze, as distinguished from a figure in terra cotta or the like.


Statuette a.k.a. Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving and modelling, in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since modernism, shifts in sculptural process led to an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.

  • also known as Скулптура

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for statuette

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Google previewMagazine of Art (1915)

The statuette is an admirable Roman copy, in almost perfect preservation, of a Greek work of the fifth century, B. C, which seems to have enjoyed a...

Google previewArt and Progress (1915)

The statuette is an admirable Roman copy, in almost perfect preservation, of a Greek work of the fifth century, B. C., which seems to have enjoyed a considerable fame...

Google previewChief Of Seers (2012)

by Goring,

The statuette is a small depiction of the king that was once described by William Hayes as representing 'a pathetically fat old man clad in a fringed and pleated overgarment of a type worn only by women';.4 It has, unfortunately, lost its ...

Google previewHow To Think Like a Neandertal (2011)

by Thomas Wynn, Frederick L. Coolidge

The statuette is a depiction (icon) of an abstraction. Interestingly most people to whom we have shown pictures of this figurine immediately conclude that it must have had religious significance, primarily because in our world such creatures ...

Google previewBulletin (1916)

by Pan American Union

The Tuxtla statuette is the work of an advanced people once occupying the eastern shores of Mexico. It is therefore surmised, since its glyphs belong to the Mayan system rather than to the Aztec, that in earlier centuries the Mayan dominion ...

Google previewThe Crystal Skulls (2013)

Astonishing Portals to Man's Past by David Hatcher Childress, Stephen Mehler

The Tuxtla Statuette is a small 6 inch rounded piece of nephrite (greenstone, similar to jade, though not quite as hard), carved to resemble a squat, bullet- shaped ...

Google previewActes Du Neuvième Congrès International Des Égyptologues (2007)

by Jean Claude Goyon

Although, the statuette is a fair piece of art, ...

Google previewTheatre World 2008-2009 (2009)

The Most Complete Record of the American Theatre by Ben Hodges

The Theatre World Award "Janus" statuette is an original bronze ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Comparative Iconography (2013)

Themes Depicted in Works of Art by Helene E. Roberts

Cairo, Egypt, Egyptian National Museum Snake Goddess from Knossos, faience statuette, late Minoan period, circa 1700–1550 B.C., Irakleia, Crete, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Society (2005)

by Gerald D. Jaynes

The committee's recommendations included the presentation of an Image Award statuette. The statuette was designed by artist Pico Williams and remains the trophy that is awarded today. Since its inception, the NAACP Image Awards has ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

An example is a goldencased copper statuette of BAAL dating from the 15th cent. and like Byblian work. The gold dish and gold bowl from Ugarit of the 15 – 14th cent. represent an extremely skillful workmanship (Woolley, Art of the Middle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

by Paul Schellinger

The statuette ...

Google previewThe World of Ancient Egypt: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

A Daily Life Encyclopedia by Peter Lacovara

Statuette of Taharqa and the Falcon God.” http://www.louvre .fr/en/oeuvre-notices/statuette-taharqa-and-falcon-god. Accessed June 6, 2016. along and cut away the unwanted stone while more skilled ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

Klaus Ottmann Statuette: Mid- and late 19th ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines [2 volumes] (2009)

by Patricia Monaghan

Cucuteni Statuette. From ancient times, people in Slavic lands honored goddesses, often representing the earth and forces of vegetation. This terracotta statuette from the Late Mesolithic (5000 BCE) was found near Cucuteni, Romania , and is ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

The statuette universally known as Oscar was designed by MGM's art director Cedric Gibbons and created by sculptor George Stanley. At first the award was sketched as a knight holding a double-edged sword standing on a reel of film with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of British Film (2016)

Fourth edition by Brian McFarlane

John Green statuette for choreography: Onna White actress: Katharine Hepburn, ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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