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|Ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things.
|An object deployed as a means of warding off evil. Often a figural image (Medusa’s head) or a composite image (Near Eastern lamassu), inserted into an architectural setting.
|Carefully finished stone that is set in fine joints to create an even surface.
|In ancient Egypt, the solar disc worshipped as the sole god in the reign of Akhenaten.
|1) The principal enclosed room of a temple used to house an image, also called the naos. 2) The entire body of a temple as distinct from its external parts.
|A sculpture in Classical Greece that it is made of gold and ivory.
|A vault formed by progressively projecting courses of stone or brick, which eventually meet to form the highest point of the vault.