isocephalism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek, meaning "like-headed". See iso- +‎ cephalon.

NounEdit

isocephalism (uncountable)

  1. (art) A peculiarity in the design of bas relief by which the heads of human figures are kept at the same height from the ground, whether the characters are seated, standing, or mounted.

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Last modified on 21 June 2013, at 00:47