The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals, sometimes applied to portraits.
a representation of an image, especially among Native Americans. a basket or carving in the shape of an animal.
An image or representation of a person or animal that is meant to spiritually represent or embody the essence of the spirit of the creature that it resembles. Often used like a charm to call on the help of good spirits and ward off evil spirits, an effigy is distinguished from an amulet in that they are usually larger and are more often displayed rather than worn.
A representation or image of a person or animal, as in a three-dimensional carving, molding, or sculpture.
a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
a crude model of a person or thing, usually someone or something that is disliked
a crude representation of someone disliked and used for the purpose of ridicule
a likeness or representation of something else
an image or figure that represents a person -- usually a disliked one
a quickly and roughly made figure, often ugly or amusing, that represents someone you hate or feel contempt for
a representation or likeness of a person
a rough representation of a person, for example a George Bush or Guy Fawkes made of straw and old clothing
A sculptured representation of a figure such as in the recumbent effigies of dead kings at the Abbey Church of Saint-Denis.
a representation of a person or head of a person, often a sculptured figure
a doll or representation of a person.
A carving made in commemoration of a person or group. These are mostly made out of rough stone, but special types of stones, ( alabaster or 'marbles') and wood have also been used. Individuals are usually depicted lying on their backs, often at prayer, though Post-Medieval examples are sometimes on their side. Most examples are Medieval. The identities of those buried is sometimes recorded by inscription, or can be established by coat of arms displayed upon them - but many are unknown. They provide illustrations of armour and dress for those wealthy to afford to have them carved. Very occasionally they remain coloured, though more would have been coloured prior to the Reformation. Sometimes effigies were moved to new sites, so as to establish a bogus ancestral history. E.g. Bothal and Chillingham Churches, (both Northumberland), alabaster effigies. Tomb at Bothal also alabaster. Chillingham effigies of the Grey's still coloured. 1650s effigy at Meldon, near Whalton, Northumberland. Movement of effigies carried out by the Lumley's at Durham Cathedral to Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
A stone, wood, marble etc. carved likeness of a person.