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statuette Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a small carved or molded figure
    figurine.
WordNet

Stat`u*ette" noun
Etymology
F., cf. It. statuetta.
Definitions
  1. A small statue; -- usually applied to a figure much less than life size, especially when of marble or bronze, or of plaster or clay as a preparation for the marble or bronze, as distinguished from a figure in terra cotta or the like. Cf. Figurine.

Webster 1913