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the space reserved for the clergy and singers in the church, usually east of the transcept but in some instances extending into the nave
a process of enameling employing cloisons; also, decorative brickwork in later Byzantine architecture
a cell made of metal wire or narrow metal strip soldered edge-up to a metal base to hold enamel or other decorative materials
separate pages of vellum or parchment bound together at one side; the predecessor of the modern book
a two-paneled painting or altarpiece, a hinged writing tablet, often on ivory and carved on the external sides
in Christianity, the partaking of the bread and wine, which believer hold to be wither Christ himself or symbolic of him
a portrait of image, a panel with a painting of sacred personages that are objects of veneration
the destruction of images, the destroyer of images known as iconoclasts, those who were opposed to such a ban were known as iconophiles/iconodules
In Byzantine churches, a screen or a partition, with doors and many tiers of icons, separating the sanctuary from the main body of the church
ornatmented with representations such as plants, animals, or human figures that have a narrative as distinct from a purely decorative function
a semicircular area in a wall or over a door, niche, or window; also, painting or relief with semicircular fram
the Catholic/Orthodox ritual in which believers understand that Christ's redeeming sacrifice on the cross is repeated when the preist consecrated the bread and wine in the Eucharist
the savor of the Jews who prophesized in the Old Testament Chrisitians believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah
a concave, triangular section of a hemisphere, four of which proved the transition from a squared area to the circular base of a covering dome, although pendentive appear to be hanging from the dome, they are in fact supporting it
a painted or sculpted representation of the virgin mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ
body part, clothing, objects associated with a holy figure, such as Buddha or Christ or a Christian ssaint
an architectural device used as a transition from a square to a polygonal or circular base for a dome, it may be composed of lintels, corbels, or arches
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