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Art History105

When was the Edict of Milan passed? 313ce
Who passed the Edict of Milan? Constantine
Catacomb underground burial chambers
basilica plan floor plan modeled after Roman Basilicas
When did Theodosius I divide the empire when he died in 395ce
In what year did Ravenna (and Roman empire) fall? 476ce
Narthex vestibule
Transept perpendicular and transverse aisle between the nave
Nave Main aisle if the church
Apse place where the altar is
Clerestory windows in the upper wall and beneath the timber roof
Byzantium The Greek city where New Rome was founded (Constantinople)
Centralized Plan A floor plan centered around a dome
Pendentives helped open up the area under and support the domes
Mosaic an image made of little titles called tessere
Icon an image considered to be holy
medeus aevum “middle age”
cloisonnés Early Medievil metalwork
interlace a form of adornment called knotwork
manuscript illumination The decoration of holy manuscripts
Hiberno-Saxon art from British Monasteries
Monasticism The organization of and religious practice of living in monasteries
Feudalism Medieval Government where people pledging support to more powerful people
Pilgrimage A religious Journey to all the important churches to see their relics
cult of saints and relics the collecting of and worshiping of holy objects
reliquary container where the holy relic was kept
barrel vaulting continuous semi circular cut stone vaults
Compound Piers piers with columns or pilasters attached to the rectangle cores
Ambulatory like a hallway around the apse
radiating chapels chapels built off the apse
Tympanum the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall surface over an entrance bounded by a lintel and arch
ribbed groin vault (“rib vault”) A groin vault with rib-like supports
pointed arch an arch with a point on top
flying buttress An arch used to support the walls of the church inside or outside
jamb statue are figures carved on the jambs of a doorway or window
Frederick II Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicil
panel painting the painting of panels for the altar or walls of a church
Created by: Boropiper4