Flashcards in Early Medieval Vocab Deck (24)
the passage around the apse in a basilican church or around the central space in a central-plan building
a large rectangular building often with a clerestory and an apse
engaged arches for decoration; not a passage
decorative knob-like element
small case letters
between nave and sanctuary
last page of a book, included data about the book (i.e. author and date)
gives access to the nave on the west, the transept arms on the north and south, and the choir on the east.
a stone chamber or vault beneath the floor of a burial vault possibly containing sarcophagi, coffins or relics.
story above the side aisles of a church, usually open to and overlooking the nave
decorative edging on metal or wood, typically formed by inverted flutings
painting on paper or parchment used as illustration and decoration for manuscripts or albums
a block made to concentrate the weight above, imposed between the capital of a column and the springing of an arch above
a church, chapel, or shrine built over the grave of a martyr or site of a miracle
entrance porch (vestibule) of a church
writing material made from treated animal skin
a medieval northern European memorial stone covered with figural decoration
dining room in monastery
container, often made of precious materials, used as repository to protect and display sacred relics
decorative element where bands are looped, braided, and knotted into complex geometric patterns
stone used as a commemorative monument, which is carved or inscribed by runes, a writing system used by early Germanic peoples
arm of a cruciform church, perpendicular to nave
archway with one or more arched passageways. Has two massive piers connected by arch and entablature. Decorated with carvings and reliefs.