- a simple, carved image, especially one in which the original block of stone or wood is readily apparent.
Origin of xoanon
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Historical Examples of xoanon
Furthermore, position was determined by reference to the xoanon.Problems in Periclean Buildings
G. W. Elderkin
The image borne in procession was clearly the xoanon which was brought by Pegasus from Eleutherae.
Other rich furniture is described, and a mode of divination by movements of a xoanon of Apollo.
- a primitive image of a god, carved, esp originally, in wood, and supposed to have fallen from heaven