Figurines

Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.

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figurine
figurines
statuette Dutch
statuettes
beeldjes Dutch
beeldje Dutch
kleinplastiek Dutch
postuurtje Dutch
postuurtjes Dutch
estatuillas Spanish
estatuilla Spanish
estatuita Spanish
figurilla Spanish
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Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300047455. The J. Paul Getty Trust.