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Fresco

A painting done rapidly in watercolor on wet plaster or a wall.

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Megaron

Central hall of a large Mycenaean house.

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Corbelling

A projection coming out of a wall to support the structure it supports.

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Repousse

Hammered into relief from the reverse side.

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Griffin

Head and wings of an eagle.
Body of a lion.

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Corbel Arch

Used as an entranceway or as a span or bridge.

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Corbel Vault

An arch structure that spans an interior place.

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Amphora

Tall Ancient Greek or Roman jar with two handles and a narrow neck.

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Kore

An archaic Greek statue of a young woman standing and clothed in long robes.

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Kourous

Statue of a young Greek man standing and naked.

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Agora

A public open space used for assemblies and markets.

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Stoa

A classical portico or roofed colonnade.

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Peplos

A rich outer robe worn by woman sometimes over their heads.

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Chiton

Long woolen tunic worn in a Ancient Greece.

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Contrapposto

An asymmetrical arrangement of the human figure in which the lines are all balanced in length and size.

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Peristyle

Row of columns surrounding a place which a building such as a court or internal garden.

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Pronaos

A vestibule at the front of a classical temple.

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Cella

The inner part of an ancient temple.

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Opisthodomos

The rear room of an ancient Greek temple or to the inner shrine

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Canon

A general law, rule, or principle which something is judged.

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Caryatid

A stone carving a draped woman used to support the entablature.