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Chevron

John Thomas.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Performance Art and Dance; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art. 508 words.

Form of three-dimensional zigzag ornament particularly associated with Anglo-Norman Romanesque architecture, where it was used to decorate arches, doorways and windows. An equivalent term...

Column statue

Kathryn Morrison.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 671 words.

[column figure]

Form of sculpture in which a column and a figure are carved from a single block of stone. It is distinct from the Classical Caryatid, which structurally replaces...

Huesca

Daniel Rico.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 559 words.

Spanish provincial capital, to the north of Saragossa in Aragón. Known in pre-Roman Iberia as Bolskan and as Osca under the Romans, it was the seat of the Quintus Sertorius government, a null...

Jutland

Harriet Sonne de Torrens.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 534 words.

Mainland peninsula of modern-day Denmark and one of the three provinces (Jutland, Zealand and Skåne, southern Sweden) that constituted medieval Denmark. The conversion of the Danes to...

Lodgebook

Lon R. Shelby.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art; Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 920 words.

Book containing regulations for the masons’ craft (see Mason, §I). With the increasing literacy of masons in their own vernacular languages in late medieval Europe, books played a more...

Ogive

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art; Christian Art. 26 words.

Pinnacle

Jacques Heyman and Francis Woodman.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art; Christian Art. 853 words.

A slender, turret-like projection employed universally as an architectural feature, particularly associated with Gothic architecture from the 13th to the 16th centuries, where it was used...

Prothesis

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Christian Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 31 words.

Solar

Francis Woodman.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 605 words.

In medieval English domestic architecture, a private chamber, usually raised, and normally adjoining the hall. The word may originally have been connected with sunlight, and solars are...

Thick-wall structure

Sarah Ferguson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 991 words.

Wall composed of two outer skins of ashlar, enclosing a rubble core supporting a passage through the thickness of the wall; it can also be called a double wall, or a thick-wall passage....