Fragment

DEFINITION

A portion of a whole, a fragment is often what remains of a damaged or ruined object. A fragment of pottery is called a shard. Or, to make fragments.Examples: Egyptian, Fragment of a Bust of Amenophis IV-Akhenaton, c. 1365-1360 BCE, sandstone with residues of paint, 1.37 x 0.88 x 0.60 m, Louvre. See bust and Egyptian art.Greek, Fragment of the Parthenon Frieze, Two Bearded Heads, c. 440 BCE, marble, height 26 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. See acropolis and frieze. Also see art conservation, art restoration, carve, clean up, destroy, detail, detritus, disfigure, distort, distress, lacuna, and palimpsest.

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