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14330Re: [ANE-2] choroplastique

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  • drbrucekgardner@aol.com
    Jul 3, 2012
      Dear ANE,

      The CSIG website offers this etymology: "The CSIG takes its name from the
      word koroplastes, which in Greek antiquity was the term used for a modeler
      of images in clay."

      Yours sincerely,

      Bruce Gardner.
      Dr. Bruce Gardner (Rtd.)
      Scotland, UK.

      In a message dated 03/07/2012 05:42:30 GMT Daylight Time,
      beahopkinson@... writes:


      What a strange combination, my translator gave plastic for platique (a non
      brainer), but Wikipedia did better. It tells us it is a Portuguese
      pronunciation for cry or lament in populat music instrumental style. Its
      origins in 19th c. Rio de Janeiro. A style characterized by imprvisation and
      subtile modulations...etc.etc. which could account for the 'platique' as


      Beatrice Hopkinson, Hon. Secretary
      LA Branch, Oxford University Society,
      President, Droitwich Brine Springs and Archaeological Trust,
      Board, American Institute of Archaeology,
      Affiliate, Cotson Institute

      Hope this helps.

      On Jul 2, 2012, at 8:18 AM, Peter T. Daniels wrote:

      Can anyone tell me what the French art historical and archeological term
      "choroplastique" means? It doesn't seem to have a dictionary entry anywhere;
      google shows a handful of occurrences suggesting it refers either to very
      small figurines or the material they're made of.

      What is the English for this?

      (It's also a term in biochemistry, but that doesn't help.)
      Peter T. Daniels _grammatim@..._ (mailto:grammatim@...)

      Jersey City

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