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- n. Plural form of bucranium.
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“Jefferson used rosettes and bucrania or ox skulls.”
“Did Jefferson use bucrania anywhere else here at Monticello?”
The entablature depicted bucrania and a variety of human faces, but didn’t look like their architectural renderings.
(whether bulls or others) and the snake (an unmistakable attribute) or with human figures associated with horned animals, bucrania, or other horned heads; and lastly with only human figures, who by their nature and attitude are related to fertilization.