importance signaled directly by size
an Egyptian concept referring to one's life force.
an ancient Egyptian mudbrick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof
canon of proportions
an idealized mathematical system for depictions of the human body
a hall with a roof supported by columns
part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
symmetrically divided along an axis line
a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
a document written on papyrus
The simple and massive gateway, with sloping walls, of an Egyptian temple
an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
A horizontal band containing decoration, such as a relief sculpture or a fresco painting.
images dedicated to the gods; created as a devotional offering to a god or other deity
alternating high and low sections of wall, giving a notched appearence and creating permanent defensive shields in the walls, giving a notched appearence
a series of shallow concave grooves, vertical on the shaft of a column.
sir arthur evans
excavated/reconstructed palace at knossos
excavations at Troy and Mycenae
an arch which redistributes weight above a lintel (e.g. Lion Gate)
sculpture in the round
Freestanding figures, carved or modeled in three dimensions.
sculpture that projects from a flat background
post and lintel
a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
a pair of monoliths topped with a lintel