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Subjects term Scope note
Joseph: before Potiphar's Wife
Joseph: before Potiphar’s Wife
Joseph: Brethren given corn
Joseph: Brethren received with Benjamin
Joseph: Brethren, Simeon taken
Joseph: Butler and baker dreaming
Joseph: Cast into pit
Joseph: Dream I
Joseph: Dream II
Joseph: Dream related
Joseph: Meeting brethren in Dothan
Joseph: Selling food to Egyptians
Joseph: Sent to prison by Potiphar
Joseph: Sold to Ishmaelites
Joseph: Sold to Potiphar
Joseph: Sought by Reuben
Joseph: Weeping
Joshua: Before archangel
Judas Iscariot
  • Persons with authority to decide in a contest or competition or to arbitrate disputes, advise counsel, jury, litigants, or court personnel, and administer judicial systems.
Jugs (vessels)
  • Vessels, generally made of earthenware, stoneware or porcelain and often of large capacity, which have a narrow neck and a handle (usually a vertical loop or scroll handle); may sometimes have a pouring lip.
  • The principal churches in Byzantine or Greek Orthodox monasteries.
  • The strongest and securest parts of a castle, usually a great tower used as the residence and situated in the innermost court or bailey.
  • The Holy Tile, a relic that had the features of Christ impressed on it through contact with the Mandylion.
Kettles (vessels)
  • Large wide metal vessels used for boiling or cooking, having a bail handle and sometimes a lid or small feet.
Keys (hardware)
  • The removable actuating devices of locks. For hand tools used for opening and closing devices other than locks and that do not have a jaw and do not fit into screws, use
  • Central wedge-shaped voussoirs in arches or vaults; also, similar elements used as ornaments on the heads of doors or windows.
  • The activity of putting to death, depriving of life, slaying, or slaughtering a living thing.
  • Furnaces, ovens, or heated enclosures for drying, charring, hardening, baking, or burning various materials.
Kingdoms (political administrative bodies)
  • Administrative bodies subject to a king or queen.
Kings (people)
  • Monarchs who reign over a kingdom, which is a major territorial unit or government ruled by a single person. The term may also refer to rulers of smaller entities and may include tribal rulers or rulers of petty states who are by tradition called
Knitting (process)
  • Refers to boxes or chests of pedestal form for the Koran; it can also refer to thrones or preachers' seats in a mosque as well as to large lecterns on which readers of the Koran sit.
  • Blank spaces or missing portions of a written or printed text, of the media or support of a two-dimensional object, or of paint or a coating on a three dimensional object; objects subject to lacunae include paintings, mosaics, manuscripts, and painted scultptures. Lacunae result from damage or accidental omission; intentional omissions are not called
  • Frames, usually of wood or metal, consisting of two side pieces called stiles which are connected by crosspieces, usually round, called rungs; used as a means of climbing up or down.
Lamps (lighting devices) (1)
Lances (cavalry weapons)
Landscape architecture
Landscapes (environments)
Lantern slides
  • Transparent positive images made or mounted on glass for projection, usually but not necessarily photographic, measuring 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 by 4 inches for projection onto a screen by means of a specialized projector.
Lanterns (lighting devices)
  • Lighting devices, fixed or portable, designed to protect and enclose the light source, usually with sides of glass, horn, pierced metal, paper, or other material, allowing light to emerge and often having a supporting frame, hanging device, or carrying handle.
Last Supper
Late Antique
  • Networks of small light bars of wood, metal, or other material crossing at regular intervals, usually diagonally.
Legs (animal components)
Libraries (buildings)
  • Buildings set apart to contain books for reading, study, or reference, typically with shelves containing books and tables and seating for users of the library.
Libraries (institutions)
Light (energy)
Lighting devices (4)
  • Apparatus, fixed or portable, whose primary purpose is to produce artificial light.
Line drawings (drawings)
Linens (textile works)
Lintels (spanning elements)
Liturgical containers
  • Ceremonial containers associated with or used in the rituals of public worship.
Liturgical objects (1)
Longinus of Jerusalem
Lotus (motif)
  • Figures that are squares or rhombuses rotated to have their corners on the horizontal and vertical axes. Common as an isolated motif, in a diaper pattern, or in a running series.
Lunettes (wall components)
Madrasas (buildings)
Magi (clergy)
Magi: Adoration
Magicians (people in the occult)
  • Those who study and practice ritual activities with the object of controlling or influencing human or natural events through the invocation of external and impersonal mystical forces beyond the ordinary human sphere; typical ritual activities include the manipulation of special objects and the recitation of spells. Distinct from "magicians (illusionists)", who create illusions and perform sleight-of-hand, conjuring tricks, and other types of stage magic.
Magnolia (genus)
Mamluk (culture or style)
Manasseh, Patriarch
  • The Holy Towel, a precious acheiropoietos said not only to have been an authentic likeness of Christ but one which Christ himself willingly produced.
Manuscripts (documents)
Manuscripts, Armenian
Map views
  • Refers to pictorial maps that have a consistent scale.
Maps (documents)
Marble (rock)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus
  • http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300011443
  • http://www.getty.edu/vow/AATFullDisplay?find=marble&logic=AND¬e=&english=N&prev_page=3&subjectid=300011443
Marginal illustrations
  • Scenes or figures appearing in the margins or decorative borders of a page of text.
Mark the Evangelist
Mark the Evangelist: Translation of Body, taken to Venice in Ship
Market gardens
  • Gardens, often extensive, where vegetables are grown for market.
  • http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300127069
Masonry (building materials)
Masons' marks
  • Events comprising the indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people; indescriminate butchery of animals or people in in large numbers.
Maya art
Meanders (patterns) (2)
  • Running ornament consisting of continuous winding lines, either angular or curving. Its name is taken from the river Meander in Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), which twists and turns upon itself like the ornamental motif.
Measurements (dimensions)
Medallions (ornament areas)
  • Round or oval enframements, usually containing figures or ornamental motifs.
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