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art and architecture: Armenian

art and architecture: Armenian  

Medieval Armenia’s visual culture bears strikingly distinctive features as well as evidence of close contact with neighbouring traditions. Art in the region is generally categorized into three ...
art and architecture: Georgian

art and architecture: Georgian  

The roots of ecclesiastical building activity in art and architecture in Georgia may be traced to the declaration of Christianity as the official religion in the 320s during the reign ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
67 words

Characteristic motif of Gothic *tracery, especially during the 13th century (and in England during the transition between Early English

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
96 words

A quatrefoil can be defined as a compound leaf or flower containing four, usually rounded, leaflets or petals radiating from

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
14 words

[De]

Leaf shape comprising four elements or petals radiating from a common centre.

quatrefoil

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

a cross-shaped braid placed atop the barracks covers of Marine officers to allow men in the masts of ships to distinguish their officers from the sailors during a sea battle....

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
38 words

A decorative architectural form consisting of four arcs, with *cusps, in the shape of a flower with four leaves. Bands of quatrefoils were much used as ornaments in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or clover leaf.

soufflet

soufflet  

An element of Gothic window tracery. It is basically a quatrefoil where two opposing lobes take on an ogee shape. Soufflets first appear shortly after 1300 when tracery patterns begin ...
tracery

tracery  

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[De]Ornamental work in the head of a window, screen, or panel formed by the curving and interlacing of bars of stone or wood grouped together over two or more windows or bays. In windows the tracery ...

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