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Islam
name of religion
Muslim
person who believes in Islam
mosque
Islamic place for worship and prayer
mihrab
A semicircular niche set into the qibla wall of an mosque.
minaret
a distinctive feature of mosque architecture,; a tower from which the faithful are called to worship (announces its time to pray)
calligraphy
Greek, "beautiful writing;" elegant writing as a decorative art
arabesque
illaburate intricate design of Islamic art
Indus Civilization
literate(unknown writing system) major cities up and down ______ river
samsara
(reincarnation) Hindu belief, the cycle of souls;soul reborn into new manisfestation
nirvana
In Buddhism and Hinduim, the way out ultimate exholtation of the soul; to become one with the universe
buddha
the "enlightened one"
bodhisattva
group of beings who are deliberatley delayed Nirvana to help souls in distress
Ashoka
military general; mid life--buddhaism is the way--while emporer, becomes major imperial religion
mudra
symbolic hand gesture in Buddhist and Hindu iconography
stupa
Budhist monument (shrine)which enshrines a holy object (dome shape; no interior)
chaitya hall
An indian rockcut temple hall having a votive stupa at one end.
mandala
a sacred diagram/model of the casmos(universe)
Gandhara
the region of Himilayion foothills; Afganistan and Pakistan ?
Guptan dynasty
cushiony, plushy bodies; slanted eyes ?
Ajanta
(rock cut monuments) monastries; most important place for surviving budhist painting
Shiva
important Hindu god-- greatest of all gods; the great destroyer and the creator
Vishnu
god of ?preservation?; takes human forms
Shiva Nataraja
several hands; ring of fire
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Khmer Dynasty
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Mughal Empire
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jade
important symbol of rank; buried w/ ruler
Tang Dyansty
the peak of prosperity and power; broad faced sculptures; rock carved monuments; (in caves) oldest hystorical printed book that we have; ceramic sculpture-3way glaze ?
Song Dynasty
hanging scrolls-ink priting on silk or paper
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pagoda
a Chinese tower shaped stupa
Chan Buddhism
budhism that emphasizes the unexpected as to means of enlightenment
literati
the elit of chinese literature and culture
porcelain
dependent on clay-profitable export ?
lacquer
a varnishlike substance made from the sap of the Asiatic sumac, used to decorate wood and other organic materials. colored w/ pigments
Dong Qichang
came up w/ basic idea that the ameutures literate painting is highter then the most famous; architecture built post & beam system; mostly painted red-good fortune; architecture-made of wood, corners of roof curve out, small courtyards, mazelike structures
handscroll
scroll that creates a long horizontal painting