Trophies

Objects taken as spoils in war or in hunting, or awarded as prizes for victory in contests; typically include such things as armor and weapons taken from an opponent in battle, stuffed and mounted skins, heads or other portions of a slain animal, and elaborate silver pieces awarded as contest prizes. Distinct from "trophies (monuments)", which are monuments erected as permanent reminders of military victories, usually containing images of the spoils of battle,.

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trophies
trophy
trofeeën Dutch
trofee Dutch
overwinningstekens Dutch
zegetekens Dutch
trofeos Spanish
trofeo Spanish
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Objects taken as spoils in war or in hunting, or awarded as prizes for victory in contests; typically include such things as armor and weapons taken from an opponent in battle, stuffed and mounted skins, heads or other portions of a slain animal, and elaborate silver pieces awarded as contest prizes. Distinct from "trophies (monuments)", which are monuments erected as permanent reminders of military victories, usually containing images of the spoils of battle,.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300233975. The J. Paul Getty Trust.