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Upright triangular structures at the ends of buildings having
A porch (narthex) at the west end of some churches, sometimes
used as chapels, especially in England and France. The term
tends to be used for special examples such as Durham, Ely,
and Lincoln cathedrals in England, and Cluny III, and St.
Philibert at Tournous in France.
Substantial interior spaces at the level of an upper story
(e.g. second level in a three-story church elevation) that
overlook the level below (e.g. nave) and usually extend the
full length of the church . The term tribune may also be used.
Distinct from a triforium in which the passage way is usually
Surface application of metal, usually gold, in the form of
leaf applied directly to the supporting surface of a painting,
sculpture or other object to approximate the effect of solid
or inlaid metal. Many liturgical vessels were gilded as were
altarpieces, especially in Italy.
A recumbent effigy usually found on a tomb lid.
A phrase sued to describe the spatially neutral gold background
of Medieval mosaics, panel paintings and illuminations or
cross plan -
A ground plan designed in a cross-shape with four equal arms
and a central space.
A vault characterized by sharp ridges or edges on the interior
surface formed by the intersection of two or more tunnel or
Ornamental pattern of interlaced curving bands, sometimes
giving the effect of a braid, but most often in smooth curves
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