Trophies

Monuments erected as permanent reminders of military victories, usually containing images of the spoils of battle and often set up in the land of the vanquished. The design of these monuments was derived from the piles of arms and armor collected and displayed after Greek and Roman military victories. For the actual objects taken as spoils in war or hunting, or awarded as prizes for victory in contests, use "trophies (objects).".

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tropaea
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trophaeum
trofeeën Dutch
trofee Dutch
armaturen Dutch
trofeos Spanish
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Monuments erected as permanent reminders of military victories, usually containing images of the spoils of battle and often set up in the land of the vanquished. The design of these monuments was derived from the piles of arms and armor collected and displayed after Greek and Roman military victories. For the actual objects taken as spoils in war or hunting, or awarded as prizes for victory in contests, use "trophies (objects)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007038. The J. Paul Getty Trust.