Glossaire

Mallet

Sort of large hammer in unforged metal, notably used by stonecutters.

Mandorla

Derived from the Italian word for “almond”, an oval-shaped glory of light enclosing the head of Christ or other sacred figure symbolizing their divine nature.

Mask

A replica or representation of the face.

Modillion

Also called a corbel in architecture, an ornamental cantilever on a façade. The corbel supports a weight, while the modillion plays a decorative role as well.