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Astrology in medieval art

Sophie Page.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; History of Art; Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Greek and Roman Art; Christian Art; Islamic Art; Renaissance Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 869 words.

Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both...

Sileen, Villa

Eve D’Ambra.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Greek and Roman Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 141 words.

[Silene]

Roman villa in Libya. The élite of the great city of Leptis Magna built villas along the Tripolitanian coast, and the Villa Sileen, near the village of Khums(Qums)...

Spolia in medieval art and architecture

Dale Kinney.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Metalwork; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; History of Art; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Greek and Roman Art; Christian Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1102 words.

In its most general sense, spolia (pl., from Lat. spolium: ‘plunder’) denotes all artifacts re-employed in secondary contexts, from building blocks reused in a wall to pagan gems...