gaine definition

  • noun:
    • In sculpture, the reduced element of a figure which the head, with often the bust, is alone carved to express nature, the remaining part presenting, because it had been, the appearance of a sheath closely enveloping the body, and therefore wider within arms than at the legs.
    • In sculpture, the low element of a figure which the pinnacle, with often the breasts, is alone carved to express nature, the remaining portion presenting, because it had been, the appearance of a sheath closely enveloping the body, and therefore broader at the shoulders than in the foot.
    • In sculpture, the reduced element of a figure of which your head, with sometimes the bust, is alone carved to express nature, the rest of the section presenting, whilst had been, the look of a sheath closely enveloping the body, and therefore wider on arms than at the feet.
    • In sculpture, the lower element of a figure which the top, with sometimes the breasts, is alone created to represent nature, the remaining part presenting, since it had been, the appearance of a sheath closely enveloping the body, and consequently wider within shoulders than on feet.

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