An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology: Explaining Terms Frequently Used in Works on Architecture, Arms, Bronzes, Christian Art, Colour, Costume, Decoration, Devices, Emblems, Heraldry, Lace, Personal Ornaments, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, &c, with Their Derivations

Houghton, Mifflin, 1883 - 350 sidor

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Sida 283 - There's fennel for you, and columbines; there's rue for you; and here's some for me; we may call it herb of grace o
Sida 42 - Friars) ; but it has since been changed for a dark rusty brown. ''BLACK expressed the earth, darkness, mourning, wickedness, negation^ death ; and was appropriate to the Prince of Darkness. In some old illuminated MSS., Jesus, in the Temptation, wears a black robe. White and black together signified purity of life, and mourning or humiliation ; hence adopted by the Dominicans and the Carmelites.
Sida 15 - XL, the gold angel was equal in value to a crown of fine gold, or a little more than fourteen francs. It was stamped with a figure of St. Michael, holding in his right hand a sword, and in his left a shield with three fleur-de-lys. Henry VI., king of England, when he was in possession of Paris, had a gold angel struck which was not above seven francs in value.
Sida 329 - DON)ON (qv). Tus or Thus, R. Frankincense, imported from Arabia and used in great quantities by the ancients either for religious ceiemonies or to perfume their apartments. Tuscan Order of Architecture. The simplest of the five ORDERs of classical architecture, having no ornament whatever; unknown to the Greeks; a variety of ROMAN-DORIC (qv). The column is about seven diameters high, including the base and capital. The base is half a diameter in height ; the capital is of equal height, having a square...
Sida 227 - They are generally in the form of a cross, with a tower in the centre ending in a cupola or spire, and with high pitched roofs.
Sida 272 - Quin'cunx, an arrangement of five objects in a square, one at each corner and one in the middle. It is particularly employed in reference to the arrangement of trees. The term is frequently used in astronomy. Quincy, kan-se, Antoine Chrysostome Quatremere de.
Sida 345 - ... earthly. Thus, with the Egyptians, the winged globe signified power and eternity, that is, the Godhead ; a bird, with a human head signified the soul ; and nondescript creatures with wings abound not only in the Egyptian paintings and hieroglyphics, but also in the Chaldaic and Babylonian remains, in the Lycian and Nineveh marbles, and on the gems and other relics of the Gnostics.
Sida 89 - Fig. 189 is covered with gravings in the paste imitating the waves of the ocean, and shows four times repeated an imperial Japanese device, by which it appears that the piece was destined for the Mikado. Corinthian Order of Architecture. This order originated in Greece, and the capital is said, to have been suggested by observing a tile placed on a basket left in a garden, and an acanthus growing round it. The principal distinction of this order is its capital, richly ornamented with leaves and flowers....
Sida 322 - The mean proportion of the metals in yellow brass is 30 zinc to 70 copper. Tombak, or Red Brass, in the cast state, is an alloy of copper and zinc, containing not more than 20 per cent, of the latter constituent. The following varieties are distinguished: — 1, 2, 3. tombak for making gilt articles; 4. French tombak for swordhandles, <fec.

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