pastiglia

[pah-steel-yuh; Italian pahs-tee-lyah]

noun

a plaster used during the Italian Renaissance for bas-relief ornament of furniture, being applied in layers, molded, carved, and gilded.

Origin of pastiglia

1925–30; < Italian < Spanish pastilla. See pastille
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