Origin of sculptured
verb (used with object), sculp·tured, sculp·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), sculp·tured, sculp·tur·ing.
Origin of sculpture
Related Words for sculpturedsculpt, cut, fashion, chisel, cast, shape, hew, engrave, carve, model, mold, sculp
Examples from the Web for sculptured
Historical Examples of sculptured
From this marble Phidias sculptured a statue of Vengeance, which was called Rhamnusia.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The sculptured decorations of all are for the most part intact and undisfigured.The Cathedrals of Northern France
Rubbings taken from the sculptured slabs are reproduced here in full.Chinese Painters
Her face, shaded by a drapery of dove blue, was as fair as sculptured marble.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
Stuart, Mr John, and the sculptured stones in Scotland, 410.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for sculpture
late 14c., from Latin sculptura "sculpture," from past participle stem of sculpere "to carve, engrave," back-formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere "to carve, cut," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (see scale (n.1)).