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Art History Chapter 17

a covered walkway, outdoors or indoors;especially passage way around the apse
Radiating Chapel
semicircular chapel cutout of the wall of a church, usually for relic display
A door, gate, or entrance
wedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault
curved molding formed by the voussoirs making up an arch
half-round panel that fills the space between the lintle and arch over the doorway of the church.
center post supporting the lintel in the middle doorway
horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame
The space between two columns, or one unit in the nave arcade of a church; also passageway to arcuated gated
Gallery/tribunal level
narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building
the fenestrated part of a building that rises above the roofs of the other parts
a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
Liege lord
In the feudal system, a lord who has many vassals, but owes allegiance to no one
a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service
Compound piers
A pier with a group, or cluster , of attached shafts, or responds, especially characteristic of Gothic architecture.
Transverse arch
an arch which crosses from one side of the nave to the other side at a 90 degree angle
a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
ornamented with representations, such as plants animals or human figures that have a narrative
a collecion of illustrations of real and imaginary animals
diaphragm arch
a transverse, wall bearing arch that divides a vault or a ceiling into compartments, providing a kind of firebreak
sexpartite vault
rib vault with six ribs meeting at the centre of a bay
quadrant arch
an arch whose curve extends for one quarter of a circle's circumference
in embroidery; work that creates solid blocks of color
a heavy handwoven reversible textile used for hangings, curtains, and upholstery and characterized by complicated pictorial designs