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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Monastery

Richard Fawcett, Virginia Jansen, John N. Lupia and Helen Loveday.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; Religious Art. 14201 words.

Group of buildings within which individuals are able to pursue their lives of prayer and self-denial with the moral support afforded by being with like-minded fellows. Although...

Ex-voto

Lenz Kriss-Rettenbeck.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Christian Art. 1532 words.

[Lat.: ‘by reason of a vow’]. Term for a panel painting, usually small, or, more rarely, a statue, donated as a token of remembrance, entreaty or thanks by individual believers or...

Liturgy and architecture

Zachary D. Stewart.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 1249 words.

Architectural form rarely followed liturgical function in a prescriptive manner during the Middle Ages. Indeed, since the physical demands of liturgical performance were slight,...

Machzor

Gabrielle Sed-Rajna.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Book Arts and Illustration; Jewish Art. 486 words.

[Mahzor; Heb.: ‘cycle’]

Liturgical manuscript containing the prayers, liturgical hymns and Bible readings appropriate to each holy day of the Jewish yearly cycle. Such...

Ketubbah

Shalom Sabar.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Religious Art; Jewish Art. 951 words.

[Heb.: Jewish marriage contract; pl. ketubbot]

Type of document, sometimes decorated or illustrated, recording financial and other details of the Jewish marriage contract. It...

Rock church

Sarah Morgan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 1035 words.

Type of structure, usually associated with the Early Christian and Eastern Churches, that is found where volcanic rock is soft enough to carve or where natural caves occur. This...

Minhagim books

Shalom Sabar.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Book Arts and Illustration; Jewish Art. 577 words.

In Jewish tradition a minhag (pl. minhagim) is defined as a well-established religious practice or usage, which, though unsupported by Written Law, assumes the force of a binding...

Catacomb

John Osborne.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Greek and Roman Art; Christian Art. 1938 words.

Underground burial complex employed principally between c. 200 ce and the 6th century, notably in Rome. They were used by Christian, Jewish, and various pagan communities, all of whom...

Worms Machzor

Katrin Kogman Appel.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Jewish Art. 314 words.

[Mahzor]

Illuminated Hebrew prayerbook for holy days in two volumes (vol. 1: Wurzburg(?), 1272; vol. 2: late 13th century; Jerusalem, N. Lib., MS. heb. 4°781). As is common...

Leipzig Machzor

Katrin Kogman-Appel.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Jewish Art. 382 words.

[Mahzor]

Illuminated Hebrew Machzor (Leipzig, Ubib., MS. Voller 1002/I–II)—prayer book for holy days—made c. 1310–20. Its two volumes contain the optional liturgical poems...

Icon

Richard Temple.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 1681 words.

[Gr. eikon: ‘image’]

Wooden panel with a painting, usually in tempera, of a holy person or one of the traditional images of Orthodox Christianity (see fig.), the religion of the...