noun (plural vesicae piscis /ˈvɛsɪkiː, ˈviː-/)
A pointed oval figure used as an architectural feature and as an aureole enclosing figures such as Christ or the Virgin Mary in medieval art. Also called mandorla.
More example sentences
- Here the central figure is unusually surrounded by the ovoid shape of the vesica piscis.
- It was through the use of the vesica piscis that the artists and architects of the past, in both the East and West, were able to construct accurate geometric forms.
- The first spot you will reach at the bottom of the garden is this vesica piscis shaped pool that has Chalice Well water flowing in to it through a series of flow forms.
Latin, literally 'fish's bladder'.
More definitions of vesica piscisDefinition of vesica piscis in:
- The US English dictionary