semidome


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semidome

A dome equivalent to one-quarter of a hollow sphere, covering a semicircular area, such as an apse.
See also: Dome

semidome

semidome: apse of Suleimanie Mosque, Istanbul 1550 A.D.
A dome equivalent to one-quarter of a hollow sphere, covering a semicircular area, such as an apse.
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The image of Christ Pantocrator, the all powerful, in the semidome of Monreale's apse is not terrifying, unlike its pictures in the art books.
4) saw the development of a distinctively Egyptian form of Christian building (that mosques were to borrow from), the longitudinal basilica with multiply domed nave (Langhauskuppelkirche): a form that attests to the ease with which craftsmen constructed domes and semidomes, giving rise eventually to the "egg-box" so typical of the Coptic landscape.