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A detached piece of masonry, generally worked, formally part of a stone structure. Use more specific term where known.

Sculptured Stone (Non-Preferred)

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Term Note
ARMORIAL PANEL A distinct compartment of a facade or tomb bearing heraldic arms.
CARVED STONE A stone decorated with carved designs or other artificial markings. Use more specific term where applicable. Use ROCK CARVING when designs are carved on outcrop or a cave wall.
CARVING A carved figure or design in stone. Use more specific term as appropriate. Linked Data resource