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toreutics

Line breaks: tor¦eut|ics
Pronunciation: /təˈruːtɪks
 
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Definition of toreutics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The art of making designs in relief or intaglio, especially by chasing, carving, and embossing in metal.
Example sentences
  • A significant number of the monuments of Thracian toreutics have been found at burial sites.
  • The Scythians rejected the Greek way of life, but their aristocracy frequently used jewelry and toreutics made by the Greeks especially for them and adapted to their taste.
  • The monuments of the Thracian toreutics present the image of the king as a horseman.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein 'to work in relief'.

Derivatives

toreutic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • It can convey the effect of plastic, glyptic, or toreutic (metalworking).
  • This was the production of bronze vessels bearing beautiful decorations made in toreutic technique.
  • They were made by toreutic craftsmen and displayed signs of different schools.

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