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[boh-tey-guh, buh-; Italian bawt-te-gah] /boʊˈteɪ gə, bə-; Italian bɔtˈtɛ gɑ/
noun, plural bottegas, botteghe
[boh-tey-gee, buh-; Italian bawt-te-ge] /boʊˈteɪ gi, bə-; Italian bɔtˈtɛ gɛ/ (Show IPA)
the studio of a master artist, in which lesser artists, apprentices, or students learn by participating in the work.
Origin of bottega
1895-1900; < Italian: literally, shop < Latin apothēca; see apothecary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was a boy in his early teens when he entered his first master's bottega.

    Raphael Paul G. Konody
  • Michael Angelo was not yet, neither had Raphael appeared from the Umbrian bottega with his charm of grace and youth.

    The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • It was in Cosimo's bottega that he made acquaintance with Mariotto Albertinelli, who became his intimate friend and fellow-worker.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • The Pope found him at work in his bottega on the tomb of Julius; for the "tragedy of the mausoleum" still dragged on.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • There he stayed for a little while, until one day Titian came across, in his bottega, some 113 drawings that showed promise.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes

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