Flashcards in Near East Architecture Deck (14)
a high pyramidal staged tower, of which angles were oriented to the cardinal points, which formed an important element.
the lowest square member of the base of the column; 2) also applied to the projecting stepped or moulded base of any building
sculptural work on walls where the objects are embossed or protruding from the background
a system of water distribution in ancient times where water ran along canals above supported by series of arches and also canals passing through hills and mountains and below the ground to the lowest destination- the city
the term applied to to the triangular curved overhanging surface by means of which a circular dome is supported over a square or polygonal compartment.
truncated wedged –shaped blocks forming an arch
the central stone of a semi-circular arch
structural system, or building style of which the principal constructive feature is the arch
a mss of masonry built against the wall to resist the pressure of an arch or a vault.
the face or elevation of the building
a structure of wedge-shaped blocks over an opening, so disposed as to hold together when supported only from the sides.
a convex covering, usually semi hemispherical or semi-elliptical over a circular or polygonal space
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