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English translation: carved in the twisted-rope style

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Italian term or phrase:cordonato
English translation:carved in the twisted-rope style
Entered by: Isabelle Johnson
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10:05 Aug 29, 2014
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Italian term or phrase: cordonato
This is a wooden nuptial casket dating to the fifteenth century:

La maggioranza di esse mostrano caratteri stilistici e compositivi coerenti: mostrano tutte nella parte superiore una cornice merlata, le figure poggiano su un sottile basamento a tre fasce, di cui spesso la centrale è cordonata, e lo sfondo è solcato da un sottile tratteggio verticale.

The usual architectural meaning of the word does not appear to apply here. Any ideas?

Thanks very much
Isabelle Johnson
Italy
Local time: 03:47
carved in the twisted-rope style
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I capitelli presentano figurazioni animali a forte rilievo al di sopra di uno spesso colletto cordonato.
http://www.medioevo.org/artemedievale/pages/lombardia/SantAb...

The rim-mount, which is shaped almost like a horseshoe, has a double twisted rope moulding in high relief, below which is a lambrequin border with oval bosses in relief and engraved foliate ornament.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/coll...



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Maria Fokin
Italy
Local time: 03:47
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Thanks again
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carved in the twisted-rope style


Explanation:
Look at the image accompanying this text:
I capitelli presentano figurazioni animali a forte rilievo al di sopra di uno spesso colletto cordonato.
http://www.medioevo.org/artemedievale/pages/lombardia/SantAb...

The rim-mount, which is shaped almost like a horseshoe, has a double twisted rope moulding in high relief, below which is a lambrequin border with oval bosses in relief and engraved foliate ornament.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/coll...





Maria Fokin
Italy
Local time: 03:47
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PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thanks again
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Asker: Wonderful. Thanks again Maria!


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