@Dumbarton Oaks

List Subjects

Subjects term Scope note
Columns (architectural elements)
Conchs (niches)
Conduits (water distribution structures)
Conservation (discipline)
Conservation (process)
  • The action or process of conserving for the preservation of existence, state, life, health, safeguarding from destructive influences, natural decay, or waste. May apply to conserving a building, object, environment, species, or other thing.
Conservators (people in conservation)
  • People responsible for treatment, preventive care, and research directed toward the long-term safekeeping of cultural and natural heritage.
Consoles (brackets)
Contact prints
Contact sheets
Containers (receptacles) (17)
Contour drawings (drawings)
Cookware
  • Containers intended primarily for cooking.
Coptic (culture or style)
Coptic sculpture
Corbels
  • Cantilevered masonry blocks used singly or in ranges to support architectural or ornamental features or used in successive courses to form arches, domes, or vaults.
Corn
Cornices
  • The projecting, uppermost features of classical entablatures; use also for similar features crowning a window or wall.
Corridors
  • Passages affording access and entrance to the rooms of a building.
Courtyards
Coverings
Cracks
  • Fissures or systems of fissures without complete separation into pieces.
Cradles (children's beds)
  • Small beds for infants, usually on bends.
Cramp
Creation (doctrinal concept)
Creation scene: 1st day
Creation scene: 2nd day
Creation scene: 3rd day
Creation scene: 4th day
Creation scene: 5th day
Creation scene: 6th day
Creation scene: God resting
Crosiers (episcopal)
Cross
CrossArchitectural decoration and ornament
Crosses (motifs)
  • Motifs consisting of two intersecting lines or bars, with many variations in the shapes of the arms. For structures or objects of cross shape, especially those used as Christian symbols, use
Crosses (visual works)
  • Visual works in the shape of two intersecting bars, usually an upright one traversed by a horizontal one, especially those used as Christian symbols. For motifs consisting of two intersecting lines, with many variations in the shapes of the arms, use
Crowns (headdresses)
Crucifixions
Crypts
  • Subterranean rooms or entire stories in churches, often serving as places of burial.
Cupolas
  • Generally refers to small domes, often resembling overturned cups or bulbs, placed on a circular, polygonal, or square base or on small pillars or a glassed-in lantern or skylight. A cupola is typically used to crown a turret, roof, or larger dome. The term may also refer specifically to the inner vault of a dome.
Cushions
  • Bags or similar containers made typically of cloth, leather, or rubber stuffed with a resilient material and used to give support or ease to the body while sitting, reclining, or kneeling.
Dadoes
Daniel
David, King of Israel
Deaconicon
Deacons
Deaths
Decoration and ornament
Deesis
Defensive walls
  • Use broadly for all sorts of walls constructed to resist attack.
Demoniac possession
Demons
Dentils
  • Bands of small, rectangular, toothlike blocks, usually along the underside of a cornice; a characteristic ornament of classical and classicizing styles.
Deposition from the Cross
Deserts
Devil
Diaconica
  • Sacristies in Orthodox Eastern and Byzantine churches.
Digital images
Digital photography (digital camera)
Disease
  • An abnormal, pathological condition that affects part or all of an organism, affecting the functioning of one or more of an organism's systems, parts, or organs. It is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs.
Distant views
  • Refers to views taken from a distance, typically showing the overall layout, design, or plan.
Distilleries
Dolphins
Domes (architectural elements)
Donkeys
Donor portrait
Donors
  • People or groups of people who finance or who give, such as items or art works to a collection.
Door hardware
  • Various items used to furnish doors functionally including kick plates, garment hooks, roller latches, bolts, stops, numbers, and letterbox plates.
Door heads
  • Uppermost, horizontal members of a doorframe; also horizontal projections above a door.
Doorframes
  • Assemblies built into a wall, consisting of two upright members (doorjambs) and a horizontal member (doorhead) and providing support on which to hang the door.
Doorjambs
Doors
Doorways
Dormition of the Virgin
Double doors
  • Two single doors or door leaves hung in the same frame.
Drafts (documents)
Dragons
Drapery (representations)
  • Representations of the fall of cloth, as depicted in visual art.
Drawbridges
  • Movable bridges in which one or more span sections can be pivoted upward by means of chains, cables, or other ropelike devices.
Drawing paper
Drawings (visual works)
Dreams
Drilling (process)
Drums (walls)
  • The vertical wall, circular or polygonal in plan, that carries a dome.
Drusiana
Early Byzantine
Early Christian
  • The culture, styles, and period of the first centuries of Christianity, by some reckonings through the 9th century. In art, it generally refers to art of Italy and the western Mediterranean from the third to the mid-9th century CE. It is characterized by an adaptation of the artistic language and symbolism of classical antiquity, but generally sacrifices classical ideals of physical beauty and technical perfection to emphasize spirituality and the immaterial world. For the culture, style, and period of eastern Mediterranean Christian from the 4th to the mid-15th century CE, use
Earrings (jewelry)
Earthquakes
Edema
Egg and dart moldings
  • Moldings enriched with egg-shaped ornaments alternating with dartlike ornaments.
Egyptian (ancient)
  • Refers to the styles and culture that developed in antiquity in the Nile Valley in the area of modern-day Egypt and southwards.
Egyptians
Elders, four and twenty
Elevations (orthographic projections)
  • Drawings or works in another medium showing the arrangement of vertical elements of a building, either exterior or interior, as a direct projection to a vertical plane.
Elijah, the Prophet
Elisha, the Prophet
Emperors
Empresses
Engineering
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