A usually small model of an intended work, such as a sculpture or piece of architecture.(noun)
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Use "maquette" in a sentence
"This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Owlman is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths!"
"Maquettes, for example, are models built to help explain an architectural or sculptural commission to people who are no good at understanding arm-waving and verbal explanation: [A maquette] is used to visualize and test shapes and ideas without incurring the cost and effort of producing a full scale product."
"In addition to Sato's original painting, used as inspiration for the 1969 mosaic, the design team had access to a 31 / 2-foot-diameter glass mosaic "maquette" - or model - of"