pavonazzo

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pavonazzo

(ˌpævəˈnætsəʊ)
n
a type of veined (usually red) Italian marble
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As Susan Arensberg, head of exhibition programmes at the NGA, points out: 'Christianity was legalised in 313 but nothing changes overnight.' A bust of a woman made of Phrygian marble around 410, lent by the Byzantine Museum of Phthiotis, appears to be classical but it displays a new spiritualism with her inward, slightly abstracted gaze, quite different from the Roman realism.