The Illustrated Dictionary of paintings and Archaeology includes definitions of millions of phrases and greater than seven-hundred illustrations dedicated to a wide base of subject material less than the widely- inclusive heading of paintings and Archaeology. integrated during this definitive paintings are phrases utilized in structure and in such comparable topics as pottery, dress, furnishings, armor, heraldry, weaving, decoration, jewellery, track, and ecclesiastical ritual. Needlework, ivories, goldsmithery, and pigments also are widely taken care of, as are Greek, Roman, and Christian antiquities. the entire compilations that went into the whole paintings have been drawn from best experts in all of the distinctive topic branches.

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Ampelitis, Gr. (a/jLTre\ns, a vine). black pigment prepared by the ancients from the burnt branches of the vine. Amphibalus, Chr. vestment, used on Sundays and high festivals ; peculiar to the Gallican Church. Amphidromia. Family festival held by the Athenians upon the occasion of the birth of a child. The carrying of the child round the hearth gave the name to the festival. Amphimallum, Gr. and R. (a/x(pi-ua\\oi>, woolly on both sides). A description of woollen cloth more or less rough, and having a nap on A A both sides.

Time il u a ^>usbut ill their arm ch , ,, -> 1 pended from a wrooden tower (Fig* 40), or a foundation, called the bride-ground, It take, its name From the little town of Argentan in Normandy, where it w a relief; the; is also coarser. i made. (Fig. ) Fig;, 40. Ilattcring-ram. beam, and worked with the aid of ropes. the battering-ram was enclosed in a kind vertical When of wooden shed bearing some resemblance to the by the name of shell of a tortoise, it was called that animal (testudo) (Fig. 41).

In architecture the term was formerly ; employed instead of awilct. The stone most i8 sents, in their restored state, the frieze and one of the antae in the temple of Augustus, at Ancyra, inGalatia. Antarius, Antarii funes, R. Ropes employed for raising into the proper position any object of considerable weight, such as a column, mast, &c. Antefixa. Ornaments of terra cotta which were placed above the cornice, at the end of each row of tiles on a roof (Fig. 29). They were also used in ancient times for decorating the ridge of a roof.

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