anthropomorphism

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Synonyms for anthropomorphism

the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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A total of 26 determinate pictures were documented--only two of which required computer enhancement in order to be labelled as a determinate image (an anthropomorph and a notched-rectangle shape), while several others had their design elements clarified using this technique.
The most common motif in open air rock art is a human figure or anthropomorph (Figure 2a).
Figure 7c, for example, shows a small full-frontal black drawn anthropomorph with head-dress.
Notable differences were the location of motifs, which in Lene Hara included paintings deep within the cave; the depiction of complex composite motifs combining figurative and geometric elements; a different set of geometric designs; and a lack of small anthropomorphs depicted in profile (O'Connor 2003).
A unique rock painting of an anthropomorph from Dauan features a distinctive design--an outlined 4-pointed star with a circle in the middle.
88 Ancestral Tall Red painting Silica 6 Figures anthropomorph Red Lady Tall Red painting Silica 7.
A rectangular body anthropomorph with upraised arms, round head and horned head-dress, which is executed in a similar manner, is located approximately 1.
One set of paintings clearly depicts an anthropomorph climbing a tree, reminiscent of the oral tradition associated with Goba's father's death (Figures 7-9).
Indeed, all of the known figurative art of this period in Britain--the above-mentioned horse-head from Robin Hood's Cave, the anthropomorph from Pin Hole Cave, and now our discoveries--have been found at Creswell.
2000: figure 2); an anthropomorph and a fish head-dress akin to those recorded by Haddon (e.
The enhanced images from Kabadul Kula revealed important cultural information, such as an anthropomorph with a fish headdress of a type used historically in Torres Strait (Haddon 1912); previously unknown large-toothed anthropomorph with a possible shield (a material culture item unknown historically in Torres Strait) (FIGURE 2); and an insect-like depiction (FIGURE 3).
It is this figure, resembling the anthropomorphs depicting rock spirits or shamans on extant cave walls, who is writing the mother's memoir.
Luquet applied this interpretation to most anthropomorphs, but excluded the figures with evident zoomorphic features, which he interpreted as masked sorcerers (Luquet 1913: 481).
At similar panels in the San Rafael Swell, Suzette says, deep holes have been pecked into the hearts of these angular anthropomorphs.
But there is nothing remotely indebted to fashion in her solitary anthropomorphs, posed like sentinels from an era of repressed decorum, sometimes accompanied by allegorical beasts.