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Tympanum


Vertical triangular space, plain or with relief decoration, between the slopes of a roof and the horizontal cornice of a temple or other building with a pediment.
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Altar frontal


Decoration of the front of an altar table, often either a relief sculpture or inlay. Usually made of marble but precious materials such as ivory or silver may also be used. Sometimes called antependiu [..]
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Via Crucis


The fourteen Stations of the Cross representing the most important events in the passion and death of Christ.
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Vault


Arched roof of a building or part of a building. Various forms exist: 1) barrel vault - an extreme development of the Roman arch (weight was carried equally by both walls); 2) cross vault where two ba [..]
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Urn


The ashes of the deceased are kept in a funerary urn after cremation. Also a container for relics of a saint.
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Truss


A triangular load-bearing structure used to support the roofs of churches and other buildings. The beams are usually made of wood, though they may also be steel or concrete.
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Triptych


* Polyptych.
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Tribune


Area consisting of the presbytery and apse of a church. In a Roman basilica the tribune was the semi-circular area where the judges sat; in early Christian churches it indicated the seats behind the m [..]
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Trefoil


Three-lobed opening or arch.
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Transept


Transverse nave in a cruciform church, crossing the main nave at the level of the presbytery.
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