Spolia

Architectural materials reused; usually pieces built into a new fabric. A term used especially for ancient and Medieval instances of the practice.

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18688
Names
spolia
spoils
espolias Spanish
espolia Spanish

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Architectural materials reused; usually pieces built into a new fabric. A term used especially for ancient and Medieval instances of the practice.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300133149. The J. Paul Getty Trust.