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Chapter 15 - ROMANESQUE
Animal Style ____ Type of imagery popular during the ancient and medieval periods, characterized by linear, animal-like forms arranged in intricate patterns.
Aquamanile ____ Vessel used for washing hands, often formed in the shape of a human figure or a grotesque animal.
Bailey ____ Outermost walled courtyard of castle fortifications.
Baldachin ____ Canopy placed over an honorific or sacred space such as a throne or a church altar.
Campanile ____ Bell tower, usually free-standing.
Compound Pier ____ Large column with multiple shafts attached to it, on one or all sides.
Engraving ____ Intaglio printmaking process of inscribing an image, design or letters into a metal or wood surface, from which a print is then made.
Griffin ____ Creature with the head, wings and claws of an eagle and the body and hind legs of a lion.
Interlace ____ Type of linear decoration in which ribbon-like bands are illusionistically depicted as if woven under and over one another.
Keep ____ The most heavily fortified defensive structure in a castle; a tower located at the heart of the castle complex.
Lantern ____ Cylindrical turretlike structure situation on top of a dome, with windows that allow light into the space below.
Pseudo-Kufic ____ Designs intended to resemble the script of the Arabic language.
Stringcourse ____ Continuous horizontal band, such as molding, decorating the face of a wall.
Trumeau ____ Column, pier or post found at the center of a large portal or doorway, supporting the lintel.
Tympanum ____ In Classical architecture, the vertical panel of the pediment.  In medieval and later architecture, the area over a door enclosed by an arch and a lintel, often decorated with sculpture or mosaic.