@Dumbarton Oaks

List Subjects

Subjects term Scope note
Entablatures
  • Refers to the elaborated superstructures carried by the columns in classical architecture, horizontally divided into architrave, frieze, and cornice. May connote similar features in other contexts, such as along the upper portions of walls.
Entrances
  • Refers to points or places of entering.
Ephraim, Patriarch
Ephraim: Birth
Epitaphs
  • Inscriptions on sepulchral monuments in the memory of those buried in the tomb or grave.
Epitrachelia
  • Eastern Orthodox ecclesiastical stoles, in which the two ends are sewn together and hang straight down in front to the knees or to the floor, with an opening remaining at the top through which the head is passed. The front may also be made of a solid piece of fabric rather than two separate pieces. The sticharion and epitrachelion are held together by the zone (girdle), a narrow belt of stuff with clasps. It differs from the Western church stole in that it hangs straight instead of being crossed over the chest.
Equipment
  • Articles or physical resources used to array, dress up, rig out, equip, or otherwise provide with what is requisite for efficient action by a person or animal or for a thing.
Esonarthexes
  • Inner narthexes where there is also an outer narthex (the exonarthex).
Etimasia
Evangeliaries
Evangelist, John
Evangelist, John: Conversion of Aristodemus
Evangelist, John: Miracle or raising Drusiana
Evangelist, John: Destroying temple
Evangelist, John: Miracle of raising Stacteus
Evangelist, Mark: Baptizing
Evangelist, Mark: Burial
Evangelist, Mark: Invention of relics, fast commanded
Evangelist, Mark: Invention of relics, relics discovered
Evangelist, Mark: Martyrdom
Evangelist, Mark: Miracle of healing Anianus
Evangelist, Mark: Miracle of healing leper
Evangelist, Mark: Sent to Alexandria
Evangelist, Mark: Translation of body
Evangelist, Mark: Translation of body, received at San Marco
Evangelist, Mark: Translation of body, removal from tomb
Evangelist, Mark: Translation of body, saving boat from shipwreck
Evangelist, Mark: Translation of body, taken to Venice in ship
Evangelist, Mark: Consecrated by Peter
Evangelist, Matthew: Baptizing
Evangelist, Matthew: Martyrdom
Evangelist: Burial
Evangelist: Martyrdom
Evangelists
Eve
Eve: Creation
Eve: Given to Adam by God
Eve: Tempted by serpent
Excavations (sites)
Execution
Exedrae (interior spaces)
  • Niches, recesses, or other sheltered spaces, often semicircular and lined with seats; primarily in Roman architecture.
Exonarthexes
  • The outer narthexes where there is also an inner narthex (the esonarthex).
Expeditions (journeys)
Exterior
Exterior views
Eyes (animal components)
Ezekiel, the Prophet
Ezekiel: Porta clausa
Facades
Faces (animal components)
Feasts
  • Celebratory occasions, either joyous or solemn, at which elaborate or ritual meals are a central feature.
Feathers (animal components)
Feet (animal components)
Field notes
Fieldwork (research)
Financial records
Fingers (animal components)
Fishes
Flabelli
  • Decorated fans in the form of a disk or other shape made from metal, leather, precious feathers, parchment, or silk, mounted on a pole or handle, and used to keep flies and other insects away from liturgical sacrifices.
Flames
Flasks (bottles)
  • Spheroidal, bulbous shape, pear-shaped, or flattened vessels with a narrow neck and a small mouth, usually of glass, ceramic, metal, animal skin, wicker, or another material and used for various purposes.
Floods (natural events)
Floor plans (orthographic projections)
  • Drawings or works in another two-dimensional medium that represent a horizontal section through a building taken above a floor to diagramatically illustrate the enclosing walls, interior spaces, doors, and windows of a building.
Floors (surface elements)
Flour
  • Material comprising the finer portion of grain meal, whether from wheat or another grain, that is separated by bolting.
Flying buttresses
Flying buttresses
Foliate
Foliate masks
Foliation (pattern)
Foliation mask
Food
Footstools (stools)
Forsythia
Fortifications
Fortifications (1)
Fortified settlements
Fortresses
Forums (open spaces)
Founders
Founders (originators)
Fountains
Fragments (object portions)
Fresco painting (technique)
Fresco secco
  • Technique of painting a mural in which an aqueous pigment slurry, often pigments mixed with egg as a medium, is applied to dry plaster. It produced a painting of shorter longevity than buon fresco. Fresco secco was sometimes applied over buon fresco painted regions to correct mistakes or to add details.
Frescoes (paintings)
Friezes (ornamental areas)
Fruit (plant components) (1)
Fund raising
Funerary buildings
Funerary sculpture
  • Sculpture used in or associated with the rites of burial.
Funnels
  • Utensils consisting of an inverted cone with a narrow tube at the apex, used for conducting liquids or other substances from one container to another, usually with a narrower opening; sometimes combined with strainers.
Furniture
Gables (architectural elements)
Gabriel, Archangel
Galleries (upper level spaces)
Gardeners
Gardens (open spaces) (1)
Gates
Gelatin silver process
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