wall painting

noun
mural painting executed by any of various techniques, as encaustic, tempera, fresco, or oil paint on canvas, often as an enhancement of the architecture of which the recipient wall is a part.

Origin:
1850–55

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Often wall painting is part of rituals conducted for events such as puberty celebrations or initiation into select societies.
His team found a wall painting-which depicts a deer caught in a net-after discovering a staircase leading up to a hidden altar.
The wall painting decorated the doorway of the mission house.
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