Made of gold and ivory.
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[ Greek chryso`s
gold + ... made of ivory, from ... ivory, elephant.] Composed of, or adorned with, gold and ivory. » The chryselephantine
statues of the Greeks were built up with inferior materials, veneered, as it were, with ivory for the flesh,
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• (a.) Composed of, or adorned with, gold and ivory.
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(from Greek chrysos, `gold,` and elephantinos, `ivory`), type of figural sculpture in which the flesh was made of ivory and the drapery of gold. ... [1 related articles]
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chryselephantine (kris"elufăn'tin, –tīn) , Greek sculptural technique developed in the 6th cent. B.C. Sculptures, especially temple colossi, were made with an inner core of wood overlaid with ivory, to simulate flesh, and gold, to represent drapery. The great Parthenon Athe...
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Chryselephantine is a term meaning made of gold and ivory combined. The term is applied to statues executed in these two substances by the ancient Greeks, such as Pheidias's great statue of Athena.
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The term for Ancient Greek wooden statues overlaid with gold and ivory, which in the 20thC refers to cast-bronze figures with ivory flesh parts, popular 1910-30.
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