Your use of the statues as symbolisms of their period is masterly.
It is possible that this fable only symbolisms the introduction of sails in navigation.
The Bible contains many references to the importance and symbolisms of light and fire.
A reformed Jew can not be a materialist, though he may strip religion of its symbolisms.
It has left out of account the "Unconscious" and its symbolisms.
The symbolisms which Protestantism introduced were few and easily understood.
1650s, "practice of representing things with symbols," from symbol + -ism. Attested from 1892 as a movement in French literature that aimed at representing ideas and emotions by indirect suggestion rather than direct expression; rejecting realism and naturalism, it attached symbolic meaning to certain objects, words, etc. French symboliste was coined by poet Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) in 1885.
symbolism sym·bol·ism (sĭm'bə-lĭz'əm)
A mental state in which everything that happens is regarded by the individual as symbolic of his or her own thoughts.
The disguised representation in conscious thought of unconscious or repressed contents or events.