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Trophy on the Borodino bridge in Moscow

In ancient Greece and Rome, military victories were commemorated with a display of captured arms and standards. An architectural ornament representing a group of weapons is known as a trophy. Similar decorative vertical arrangements of hunting accessories, musical instruments or other objects are also commonly referred to as trophies.

Gilded wood trophy from the Salon Doré at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D. C.), 18th century

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