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Art History Ch 13

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arabesque
a style which employs flowers, fruit, foliage, animal or figure outlines in an interlaced pattern
assemblage
art work constructed from existing objects
blind arcade
a series of arches in relief, with blocked openings
calligraphy
"beautiful writing" or ornamental writing as a decorative art
colonnettes
small columns
Dominant motif
a single repeated design or element in a design
finial
a crowning ornament
hypostyle hall
a mosque prayer hall supported by many columns
Islam
a religion begun by Mohammed, with belief in one god,Allah, whose revelations he received beginning in 610 AD. Believers must submit to the will of Allah and are called Muslims
Koran
is the sacred book of Islam
Madrasa
a place of study
matte
a dull finish
mecca
the birth place of Mohammed and a place of pilgrimage
minaret
a tower from which the muezzin calls the faithful prayer
moorish
a combination of Spanish and North African architecture
mosaic
patterns made from imbedding small piece (tesserae) of stone or glass in cement
mosque
a Muslim place of worship
muezzin
a holy man who calls Muslims to prayer
Muslim
a believer in Islam
Ottomans
Turkish people who converted to Islam, conquered Constantinople and changed the name to Istanbul
sanctuary
a holy place within a building
screen
a decorative, cut-out nonweight bearing wall
tracery
ornamental stonework holding stained glass in place, characteristic of Gothic cathedrals
zoomorphic
a deity conceived in an animal form