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Concern of people during the Romanesque period

Coming of the Millenium

2

Latin cross

3

Sacristy

A small room, usually adjoining a church’s sanctuary, used to store vestments, altar vessels, and other like items.

4

Tympanum

The triangular or semicircular space bound within a pediment or within an archway above a door.

5

Cosmati

Type of decorative geometric mosaic
technique of cut work formed from
marble inlays of small triangles and
rectangles of colored stones and glass
mosaics separated by large plain bands
or sections on the floors, walls, and furniture, usually in churches and tombs,
during the 12th and 13th centuries by
the Cosmati family from Rome, seven
members of architects, sculptors, and
workers from four generations.

6

Chip carving

A technique in which a shallow, low-relief
pattern, usually geometric, on furniture is
accomplished by chipping out the pattern.

7

Rondel

A round carved ornament that
contains a representation or a
motif.

8

Turning

turning

In furniture, an ornamental or structural element produced by shaping wood on a rotating lathe to create a series of bulbous forms, disks, nodules, or swellings.

9

Trussing bed

A medieval portable bed that could be taken apart and tied up for traveling.

10

Couchette

A daybed that converts from a seat into a bed.

11

Medieval beds

Often shared by multiple generations within a family, sometimes shared by strangers. They were huge. In stately homes, beds had fabric canopies that hung from a separate frame mounted to the wall.