Refers to the style of architecture and decorative arts on the Iberian peninsula under Muslim rule, roughly between the eighth and the 15th centuries. The style is characterized by Islamic forms and motifs such as Kufic inscriptions, animal motifs, and scrolling acacia leaves. The term is sometimes used to refer specifically to Spanish pottery, tiles, and other ceramics produced during this period, particularly those with luster pigments.
Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.