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Art History Packet 4 Vocab

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