MINI QUIZ TERMS & DEFINITIONS (most terms from Lecture 7 & 8):
For the Quiz:
1.) Define the term
2.) Artist or Architect
4.) Location and Date
5.) Describe how that art contains that feature
The passage (walkway) around the apse in a longitudinal basilica or centrally planned
church. In Romanesque and Gothic architecture, it features radiating chapels housing
Title: Plan and Section Drawing of Sta. Costanza
Date: c. 350
Title: Abbey Church of Saint Denis
Architect: Abbot Suger
ARCHIVOLT: Definition: A curved molding, constructed of voussoirs, situated above a tympanum in
Romanesque or Gothic portals.
Title: Schematic Drawing Of Chartres Cathedral
Date: c. 1230–1235
Title: Romanesque Church Portal (South Portal and Porch)
Location: Southwest France
Date: c. 1115
Definition: In cloisonné enamel, a “cell” made of fine metal wire or a metal strip soldered
to a background to create partitions, which are filled with semi-precious stones, pieces of
coloured glass or glass paste that is fired.
Example: Hinged Clasp, Sutton Hoo Ship Burial
Definition: The entire eastern area of a church beyond the crossing (the intersection of
the transept and the nave) including the apse, ambulatory, and radiating chapels.
Example: Abbey church of Saint Denis
Definition: A pier or large column with shafts, pilasters, or colonnettes attached to it on
one or more sides.
Example: Chartres Cathedral
Title: Interior View From The West And Plan Of Durham Cathedral
Location: France Date:1087–1133
Definition: The arrangement of a vertical face of a building (interior or exterior).
Example: Amiens Cathedral & Chartres Cathedral & Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne &
A painting technique in which ground pigments are suspended in water and applied to
the surface of wet lime plaster and are absorbed into it, chemically bonding with the wall
once dry. Creates a very durable painting.
Example: Maguey Bloodletting Ritual & Coronation Gospels, Evangelist portrait of
An arch built on the exterior of a building that transfers the outward thrust of the interior
vaulting system at stress points of the wall down to an external buttress pier.
Example: Chartres Cathedral (little in lecture 8 & lecture 7)
The sculpted block that tops a column, and which displays human figures or narrative
Example: Flight into Egypt Cathedral of St. Lazare (lecture 8)
Painting on paper or parchment to illustrate or decorate folios of a medieval manuscript
(using gold, silver, and other costly materials).
JAMB: In Romanesque and Gothic architecture, the vertical element found on both sides of a
portal, often supporting the archivolts or lintel, and covered with carved figures.
Example: Royal Portal, west façade, Chartres Cathedral (lecture 8)
Definition: A recess or concave niche that distinguishes the qibla wall, oriented towards
Mecca, in a mosque.
Title: The Great Mosque
Location: Kairouan, Tunisia