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Episode 1233

Mascaron (architecture)
Fri, 2020-Sep-18 00:35 UTC
Length - 1:27

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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Friday, 18 September 2020 is Mascaron (architecture).

In architecture, a mascaron ornament is a face, usually human, sometimes frightening or chimeric whose function was originally to frighten away evil spirits so that they would not enter the building. The concept was subsequently adapted to become a purely decorative element. The most recent architectural styles to extensively employ mascarons were Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau. In addition to architecture, mascarons are used in the other applied arts.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:35 UTC on Friday, 18 September 2020.

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