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Abacus

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Uppermost element of a capital on a column or pilaster. On the Doric, Ionic and Tuscan orders of architecture it

Abaton

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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[Gr.: ‘untrodden’].

An enclosure attached to a temple of Asklepios, where patients not in a state of ritual purity could

Acanthus

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Ornamental motif based on the leaves of the acanthus plant, an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean area. Two species

Acheloos Painter

Acheloos Painter (c. 525–c. 500bc)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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(fl c. 525–c. 500bc).

Greek vase painter. His name vase was a Black-figure neck amphora

Achilles Painter

Achilles Painter (c. 470–c. 425bc)   Reference library

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(fl c. 470–c. 425bc).

Greek vase painter. He is named after an Attic Red-figure amphora

Acquarossa

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[It.: ‘red water’].

Modern name of an Etruscan settlement near Viterbo, Italy. It is situated on a small

Acrolith

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[Gr.: akrolithos, ‘stone-ended’].

An acrolith is a statue with a wooden body and the head and limbs made of stone

Acropolis 606, Painter of

Acropolis 606, Painter of (c. 575–c. 550bc)   Reference library

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(fl c. 575–c. 550bc).

Greek vase painter. The artist is named after a large Attic

Acroterion

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Decorative finial crowning the apex and lower angles of the pediments of ancient Greek and Roman buildings. Acroteria were normally

Actium Monument

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Elaborate monument erected by Octavian (later Augustus) in 29–27bc on the Preveza Peninsula in Western Greece, north of

Adyton

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[Gr.: ‘not to be entered’; Lat. adytum].

Most sacred inner part of a temple, accessible only to the priests

Aedicula

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Columnar niche or shrine applied decoratively to a larger building. The word is a diminutive from the Latin word aedes

Aegean Bronze Age Civilizations

Aegean Bronze Age Civilizations   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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For the art produced during the Greek Bronze Age (c. 3600–c. 1100bc) on Crete see Minoan

Aegicane

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Decorative motif based on the skull of a goat or ram.

Aeolic Capital

Aeolic Capital   Reference library

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Early type of Ionic capital (see Orders, architectural, §I, 1(ii)) with volutes at the top of the

Aesthetics

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Branch of Western philosophy concerned primarily with the arts, especially the fine arts, although it often treats the concepts of

Aetion

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(fl late 4th century bc).

Greek painter. Pliny (Natural History XXXV.78) placed Aetion in the

Aetoma

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Apex (or ‘ridge’) of a Classical temple.

Affecter

Affecter (c. 540–520bc)   Reference library

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(fl c. 540–520bc).

Greek vase painter. This Attic Black-figure artist’s name derives from the distinctive mannered

Agatharchos

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(fl late 5th century bc).

Greek painter. He was the son of Eudemos and came originally from

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