4th November 2019

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Why do they call it a bust?

Or why someone's chest is called a bust (eg. sculptures from the chest up). : : : : It's from the French 'buste' or Italian 'busto'. It has nothing to do with 'bust' meaning broken, which is a corruption of the word 'burst'.

Moreover, what is a half statue called?

A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, and a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. The piece is normally supported by a plinth. They may be of any medium used for sculpture, such as marble, bronze, terracotta, wax or wood.

What is a pedestal in construction?

A concrete pedestal is a compression element provided to carry the loads from supported elements like columns, statues etc. to footing below the ground. It is generally provided below the metal columns. In general pedestal width is greater than its height.

What does it mean when you put someone on a pedestal?

to admire or love someone so much that you believe they have no faults. He had a tendency to put women on a pedestal. To respect someone or something, and to show respect:admire, respect, look up to
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