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stele

(stē′lē, stēl)
n.
1. also stela (stē′lə)pl. steles also ste·lae (-lē) An upright stone or slab with an inscribed or sculptured surface, used as a monument or as a commemorative tablet in the face of a building.
2. stele (stēl, stē′lē) The primary vascular tissue in the stem or root of a vascular plant, consisting of the xylem and phloem together with supporting tissues, such as pith.

ste′lar (-lər) adj.
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"The purchase of stolen steles is a sign that some museums are prepared to encourage the destruction and theft of Egyptian antiquities," he said.
French critics reading the volume of prose poems Steles (1912; 1914) in the wake of Henry Bouillier's magisterial dissertation in the 60s have tended to favor the latter approach; nevertheless, the dilemma has remained rhetorically constitutive of the field, demanding of every volume and essay that it first stake its position on the matter.
"L'art: Sarcophages, relief, steles," in La Civilisation phenicienne et punique: Manuel de recherche, ed.
The book offers English translations of eight sutra texts and one stele text.
This particular series of steles, for instance, is named "O Accordo" (The Agreement), 2015-: It displays newspaper photos of people such as politicians and athletes embracing or shaking hands.
Such figures of devotees are frequently encountered on the numerous representations of goddesses on free-standing steles in the Pallava realm (6th-9th centuries).
Sinologists would recognize this immediately as the ubiquitous symbol of durability used as a base for many Chinese steles. What makes the turtle awkward here is the fact that there are no turtles in Mongolia, and probably were none in the sixth century when the stele was erected.
The commission is due to meet by the end of the week to discuss removing the steles from the Louvre, where they are on display.
A sampling from an exhibition by the Beilin Museum of Xi'an, China, 64 Buddhist stone sculptures and steles from the fifth through ninth centuries A.D., many recently excavated, are displayed in this volume's elegant color plates.