in Oxford Art Online
P ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art; Greek and Roman Art. 426 words.
Columnar niche or shrine applied decoratively to a larger building. The word is a diminutive from the Latin word aedes (‘temple’). Summerson traced its application to Gothic architecture...
in Medieval Studies
P ublished online July 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 22230 words.
Mosaic, a medium comprising natural stone and/or glass and pasta vitrea (glass paste) tesserae or cubes set into mortar, is among the most durable and prestigious art forms of medieval...