a large, mound shapped Buddhist shrine
in Buddhist worship, walking around the stupa in a clockwise direction
goddesses associated with fertility and vegetation. Yakshas are made
in ancient China, jade disks carved as ritual objects for burial with the dead
Greek meaning beautiful writing, especially elegant writing as a decorative art
chinese tower, usually associated with a Buddhist temple, having a multiplicity of winged eaves, thought the be derived from the Indian stupa
hard-baked clay, used for sculpture and as a building material, may be glazed or painted
"pictures of the floating world," a moment in time
the cultures that flourished in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the beginning the European contact and conquest
decorative markings made with scars on the human body
in Islaminc architecture, a vaulted rectangular recess opeining onta a courtyard
Islam's scared book
a semicircular niche set into the qibla wall of a mosque
the tower from which the faithful are called to worship in Islamic architecture
the Islamic building for collective worship
a believer in Islam
the direction (toward Mecca) where Muslims face when praying
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