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Art History Vocab.


Iconography A image that tells a story
cubiculum:plural Cubicule a burial chamber within the catacombs that held more that one loculus
loculus:plural Loculi a shelf with in the catacombs were dead bodies rested.
syncretism To or more religions being represented at the same time or in the same piece
ambulatory It is the space around the alter that has stautes of saints
tesserae a dice;cube cut glass or tile that is used for Mosaic's
theocratic A government,state, or emperor that is divinly guided
vicar An Agent or substute
proxy something that is substituting
pendentives its the space, a triangular space that seperates the some and the colums
pictoral fiction create something that isnt true ,that hasnt happened
iconoclasm the distruction of actually images
clerestory windows/only source of light
nimbus a halo with the cross inscribed within the halo
putti male nude angles
liturgy the ritual of a religion (public worship)
Liturgy relates to the spritual/connection to the comunion to god
Created by: Taylor_Cheyenne2