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Featured Article: Lunette

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Lunette are decorative arches that span the tops of doorways and are a sub-set of material culture. Often accompanied by a matching portal, lunette have a distinct semi-circular shape. Reliefs, sculptures, paintings, or mosaics are often contained within an individual lunetta. Serving both functional and decorative purposes, lunette often bear part ..→

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