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A picture that recounts an event drawn from a story, either factual or fictional

narrative image

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A picture that expresses or embodies an intangible concept or idea.

iconic image

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The Vestibule or entrance porch of a church

narthex

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An unroofed interior couryard in Roman house, sometimes having a pool.

atrium

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Any structure designed with a rectangular shape.

longitudinal plan

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Aisles next to the nave

side aisles

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The topomost zone of a wall with windows in basillica, extending above the aisle roofs.

clerestory

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The arm of the crucifrom church, perpendicular to the nave.

transept

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Any Structure designed with a primary central space surrounded by symmetrical areas on each side.

central plan

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Arcs that separate the side aisles

nave arcade

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The concave triangular section of a vault that forms the transition between a square or polygonal space and the circular base of a done.

pendentives

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A Church or Chapel built over the grace of a martyr.

martyrium

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a title of Christ represented as the ruler of the universe, especially in Byzantine church decoration.

Pantokrator

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An almond-shaped area in whcih a sacred figure, such as Christ is represented.

mandorla

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a representation, in Byzantine art, of Christ harrowing hell.

anastasis

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A handwritten book or document.

manuscript

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A painting on paper or parchment used as illustration and/or decoration for manuscripts or albums

illumninated

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A manuscript page

folio

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The banning and/or destruction of icons and religious images.

iconoclasm

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A screen covered with icons that separates the sanctuary (where the altar is located) from the congregational space in an Orthodox church.

iconostasis

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A technique for decorating gold in which tiny balls of the precious metal are fused to the main surface in a pattern.

granulation

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A technique in which powdered glass is applied to a metal surface in a decorative design.

enamel

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A type of linear decoration in which ribbonlike bands are illusionistically depicted as if woven under and over one another.

interlaces

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A room in a monastery housing a workshop for writing or copying manuscripts.

scriptorium

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Characteristic feature of insular that illuminated manuscripts.

Carpet Pages

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What was Luke's image?

Ox

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What was John's image?

Eagle

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What was Mark's image?

Lion

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What was Matthew's image?

Man

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The combining of different, often contradictory beliefs, while blending practices of various religions

Syncretism