variants or protome
plural -s
: the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture

Word History


New Latin, from Greek protomē head of a decapitated animal, literally, front part cut off, from protemnein to cut off in front, from pro- pro- entry 1 + temnein to cut

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“Protoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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