Art History Imperial Rome (c.27 BCE � 395 CE)

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Imperial Rome (c.27 BCE – 395 CE) Terms: Basilica: Roman centers for administration, later adapted to Christian church use. Constantine’s architects added a transverse aisle at the end of the nave called a transept. Apse: A large semicircular or polygonal (and usually vaulted) niche protruding from the end wall of a building. In a Christian church, it contains the altar. Rotunda: Any building (or part thereof) constructed in a circular (or sometimes polygonal) shape, usually producing a large open space crowned by a dome. A meeting hall. The Pantheon was the first. Coffer(ed): A recessed decorative panel that is used to reduce the weight of and to decorate ceilings or vaults. Used to visually direct the eye (decorative). Oculus: In architecture, a circular opening . Oculi are usually found either as windows or at the apex of a dome. When at the top of a dome, an oculus is either open to the sky or covered by an exterior decorative lantern. Literally means “eye”. Tesserae:
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