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man·dor·la

 (măn-dôr′lə)
n.
1. A pointed oval shape used in medieval Christian art as an aureole to surround a sacred figure.

[Italian, almond, mandorla, from Vulgar Latin *amendola, almond, alteration of Latin amygdala; see almond.]
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mandorla

(mænˈdɔːlə)
n
(Art Terms) (in painting, sculpture, etc) an almond-shaped area of light, usually surrounding the resurrected Christ or the Virgin at the Assumption. Also called: vesica
[from Italian, literally: almond, from Late Latin amandula; see almond]
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With Flores's earlier knowledge and approval, this translated poem from Trapiche appeared in Mandorla magazine.
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En dicha representacion tambien ha de ser posible descubrir el destello de su condicion divina, y de ahi que se haga habitual el uso del nimbo crucifero y de la mandorla mistica que, al igual que el fondo de oro o luz de la iconografia ortodoxa, simbolizan la doxa, el resplandor divino.