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Alternative term for the nave.
Entrance porches in early basilican and Byzantine churches.
When two narthexes are present, the first or outer narthex
is called the exonarthex and the second or inner narthex is
called the endonarthex.
The main central space of a basilican church interior extending
from the entrance to the crossing or choir. The pierced side
walls, usually opening onto side-aisles, are composed of the
nave arcade (columns or piers supporting arches), the triforium
and the clerestory, covered by a vaulted or wooden ceiling.
The row of columns or piers supporting arches along the lower
section of the nave in a basilican church. The nave arcade
is usually surmounted by a triforium and clerestory.
The stone ceiling or roofing system based on arch construction
covering the nave of a basilican church, divided into sections,
or bays, usually supported by diagonal ribs and transverse
Ribbed barrel vault covered by squares set on the diagonal
in a diamond pattern so that the diagonal ribs cross adjacent
bays and serve to mask the individual sections of the vault.
A recessed space in a wall usually in a semi-circular form
and sometimes intended to contain a statue.
A technique of decorating metal, usually gold or silver objects
and vessels, by engraving it with designs that are then filled
with a black inlay.
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