(View exact match)anchorCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A heavy object used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes.anchor ornamentCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: An anchor-shaped terra cotta object with a perforation through the shank. These were widespread in the Early Bronze Age of Greece and appear later in Sicily and Malta. Grooving, as if from thread wear, suggests that these objects may have been part of looms.
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DEFINITION: A port of Tarquinia in Etruria where excavations have yielded large quantities of Greek pottery and a Greek stone anchor.tenoned mosaicCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A mosaic design formed when a series of stone sculptures is set into the exterior facade of a masonry building, such as by the Maya at Copán, in Honduras. The front of the stone was carved with a face or symbol, the middle and rear parts formed a long tenon that anchored the stone in the interior fill of the building. The mosaic design also carried a symbolic message.