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Western Art I — Vocab

800

Charlemagne crowned first Holy Roman Emperor.

 

1066

 

Archivolt

The arch over a medieval doorway

 

Basilica

Nave in middle

Isles on side

Apse on one side

Old St. Peters

 

Benedictines

 

Cathedral

 

Charlemagne

 

Chi-Rho monogram

 

Cloister

 

Codex-manuscript

 

Flying buttress

 

Mandoria

 

Mendicant friars

 

Parchment/vellum

parchment = sheep

vellum = cow

 

Pendentive

 

Rayonnant

Architectural style that replaced French high gothic

Shining (huge windows)

 

Reliquary

 

Tympanum

Surface, door way

 

Qibla/Mihrab

 

 

Sonargaon Folk Arts & Crafts Museum” photo by¬†SAM Nasim