|NOUN || a tympanum | tympanums / tympana |
|SYNO ||eardrum | kettle | kettledrum | ...|
NOUN article.ind sg | pl
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- "Solenodonsaurus" was once believed to have had an impedance matching hearing system like those of modern tetrapods, with an eardrum-like membrane called a tympanum that covered a notch in the squamosal bone at the back of the skull.
- They then covered everything in a layer of plaster in order to affix other art work on top of the tympanum.
- The carved tympanum of the Puerta del Cordero is one of the basilica's most notable features. Created prior to 1100, this romanesque tympanum depicts the sacrifice of Abraham.
- The right tympanum is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the theme of salvation.
- The specific name "magnitympanum" is derived from Latin "magnus" meaning "large" and "tympanum" meaning "drum", in reference to the large tympanum.
- The north doorway has a 12th-century tympanum above it.
- The imposing façade has monumental Corinthian pilasters upholding a triangular tympanum.
- The flanking wings have composite brick and stone, but the center is smooth stone with a triangular tympanum.
- The tympanum is profusely carved with vegetal motifs that are reminiscent of Al-Andalus art.
- The tympanum depicts the Apocalypse of the Book of Revelation.
- The main door of the church, with a carved tympanum, dates from the late fifteenth century.
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