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Aaron

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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was the elder brother of *Moses. After the liberation of the Jews from their bondage in Egypt (Exod. 1: 8–14: 30), and after God had appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, Moses established the ... More
Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
abacus

abacus   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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A flat block of masonry on the top of a *capital, which is the transition from the capital to the architrave. In the Doric Order (...

abacus

abacus  

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
Abarquh

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Iranian town in northern Fars province. A prosperous center in medieval times, by the 10th century it was fortified with

Abbasid

Abbasid   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Islamic dynasty that ruled from several capitals in Iraq between 749 and 1258. The Abbasids traced their descent from

abbey

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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A monastery or religious community of monks or nuns, presided over by an *abbot or abbess. Normally the community began with twelve men or women, but often a newly founded community might ... More
abbot, abbess

abbot, abbess   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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(Aramaic Abba, father) The superior, usually elected for life, of a community of monks or nuns of certain religious Orders, principally ...

῾Abd al-Hayy

῾Abd al-Hayy (fl. c.1374)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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(fl. c.1374; d. Samarkand, 1405).

Illustrator and painter. According to the Safavid chronicler Dust

῾Abd al-Samad

῾Abd al-Samad (b. before 1517)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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(b. before 1517; fl. c.1535–1600).

Iranian miniature painter, calligrapher and courtier, active also in

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