zoomorph


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

zoomorph

(ˌzəʊəˈmɔːf)
n
a representation of something in animal form
Translations

zoomorph

[ˈzəʊəʊmɒːf] Nzoomorfo m
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
ZOOMORPH A Animal magnetism B Dissection C Representation of an animal form who am I?
Comparison of metallic earring from BN29 and the Semiarid North; (a) ornithomorph earring, Huanta; (b) schematic zoomorph earring, Durruty Collection; (c) and d.
The study, published in the bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, said the paintings included zoomorphs (elements interpreted as animal forms), anthromorphs (human shapes), geometric features, botanic shapes and abstract shapes.
Documented motifs include anthropomorphs, zoomorphs, material culture objects, faces/masks, anda large quantity of geometric and abstract images.
Additionally, of the four zoomorphs noted by Haddon (three 'birds'--'cassowary', 'spoon-bill', 'curlew', and a 'crayfish'), only one--a heavily deteriorated, in-filled 'bird' with an oval-shaped 'body', triangular 'tail', reverse L-shape 'leg', and a -shaped 'neck' and 'beak'--could be identified at the site (Figure 8).