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Chapter 4 - AEGEAN
Beehive Tomb ____ A corbel-vaulted tomb, conical in shape like a beehive, and covered by an earthen mound
Chevron ____ Decorative motif made up of repeated inverted V's
Cyclopean Construction ____ Large-scale, monumental building project that impresses by sheer size
Dressed Stone ____ Highly finished, precisely cut block of stone.  Mostly used as a facing on the facade of a building.
Facade ____ Face, or front wall, of a building
Filigree ____ Delicate, lacelike ornamental work of intertwined wire
Gilding ____ Application of paper-thin gold leaf to an object made from another medium.  Used as a decorative finishing detail for a sculpture or painting
Granulation ____ Technique for decorating gold in which tiny balls of the precious metal are fused to the main surface in a pattern
Megaron ____ The main hall of a Mycenaean palace or grand house, usually rectangular, and subdivided by columns
Palace Complex ____ A group of buildings used for living and governing by a ruler, usually located in a fortress or citadel
Repousse ____ Technique in which thin sheets of metal are gently hammered from the back to create a protruding image
Rhyton ____ Vessel in the shape of a figure or an animal, used for drinking or pouring liquids on special occasions.
Ring Wall ____ Any wall surrounding a building, town, or fortification, intended to separate and protect the enclosed space.
Sculpture in the Round ____ Three-dimensional sculpture carved free of any attaching background.
Terra Cotta ____ Clay, usually left unglazed, and of orange-brown color