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Art & Architecture Thesaurus

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statues

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Sculpture in the round, usually but not always depicting humans, animals, mythical beings, or small figure groups. Statues are relatively large in scale, being life-size, larger than life-size, or only slightly smaller than life-size. For small-scale representations of humans, animals, or mythical beings, use "figurines," "statuettes," or another appropriate term. For depictions of humans, animals, or mythcial beings in media other than sculpture, use "figures (representations)."

Variations

statue

statuary

figure sculpture

Narrower Terms

statuettes

figurines

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