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1

ziggurat

monumental platform upon which a temple is built, typically made of mud brick

2

cella

an enclosed chamber usually of a sanctuary or temple

3

ground line

a baseline on which figures appear to stand

4

conceptual representation

like twisted perspective but associated with the human form, mixing frontal and profile perspectives in order to depict body parts in their most recognizable forms. (aka: composite view)

5

optical representation

portraying humans and objects from a fixed vantage point or orientation of the viewer

6

hieratic/hierarchical proportions

presentation of the most significant figure in a composition on a larger scale than surrounding figures

7

lamassu

guardian figure in the form of a human-headed bull or lion with wings

8

polychromed

painted in two or more colors

9

stele/stela

carved stone slab for marking graves or commemorating historical events

10

hypostyle hall

a hall with a roof supported by columns

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blind arcade

an arcade having no real openings, used to decorate a wall’s surface