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Terms

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cista
an etruscan cylindrical container made of sheet bronze with cast handles and feet, sued for women's toilet articles
cycladic figure
an ancient aegean figure that is served for grave markers/ modern looking/ broad shouders/triangle shaped head
conches
semicircular apse or its domed roof
crete
the largest of the Greek islands/resites minoan culture
diptych
any object with two flat plates attached at a hinge
illuminated manuscript
manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration
Illiad
epic poem of homer
Cycladic Islands
Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece
labyrinth
elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur
kamares ware
a type of extremely fine palace pottery in the minoan culture
Iconoclasm
ban of icons/image breaking
pendentives
constructive device permitting the placing of a circular dome over a square room or an elliptical dome over a rectangular room.
voussoir
a wedge-shaped block used in the construction of a true arch. the central voussoir is the keystone
acroterion
blocks resting on the vertex and lower extermities of a pediment to support statuary or ornaments
anastasis
deliver adam and eve from hell
minoan
ancient aegean culture on the island of crete
parchment
thin material made from calfskin, sheepskin or goatskin. Its most common use is as the pages of a book, codex or manuscript
ravenna
city in italy where u can find san vitale
faience
tin glazed pottery
synagogue
where jews worship god
iconography
symbol of a certain religion
repousse
metal pounding technique
cupola
is a small, most-often dome-like structure, on top of a building
catacomb
ancient underground passageways or subterranean cemeteries where christians hide and made art
tempera
type of paint which mixes egg into the pigments
king minos
mythical king of Crete/son of zeus europa
Fresco(buon and seco)
painting tecnique which paints on either wet or dry plaster
fibula
a decorative pin, usually used to fasten garments
tufa
type of calcite vocanic rock
tholos
alternative name for beehive/rounded structure
greek orthodox church
the church 's history traces back to the Hellenized eastern portion of the Roman Empire, especially Constantinople
old testament
refers to the books that form the first of the two-part of christian bible
old saint peter's church
basillican church build by constantine
annunciation
the revelation of mary by the angel gabriel that she's gonna have a baby
necropolis
city of the dead, or burial area for a living city
Troy
a legendary city and center of the Trojan War, as described in the Epic Cycle, and especially in the Iliad
Terra cotta
type of brownish reddish ceremic
Heinrich Schliemann
discovered the 'Mask of Agamemnon' and mycenaean culture
piers
upright support for a superstructure, such as an arch or bridge/square shaped wider than pillars
mycenaean
ancient aegean culture according to home's epic poems
marble
rock / the whiter it is the more precious
rotunda
any building with a circular ground plan
justinian
great emperior of Late Antiquity
cruciform
having the shape of a cross
sculpture in the round
free standing sculptures
transfiguration
christ rose from death turns into a cross
arcuated gateway
an arch-shaped gateway
chimera
a monster with the head and body of a lion and the tail of a serpent. a goat head grows out of one side of the body
minotaur
creature that was part man and part bull
nimbus
the disk or ring around the head of a sacred figure
rhyton
container from which fluids were intended to be drunk
Beehive tomb
also known as tholos tomb of the Mycenaean culture/built as corbelled arches
knossos
Knossos Palace is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete
crucifixion
type of punishment where you nail a person on a cross
tumulus
burial mound that covers one or more subterranean multichambered tombs cut out of the local tufa

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