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The method of embedding semi‐precious stones such as lapis lazuli, onyx, jasper and topaz and cornelian is called ______.
1. Arculate
2. Trabeate
3. Pietra Dura
4. Calligraphy

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Pietra Dura
  • It is an architectural form in which the weight of the superstructures above the doors and windows was sometimes carried by arches. 
  • In Arcuate architecture, aches and beams are introduced. 
  • In ‘trabeate’ style of architecture the roofs, doors and windows were constructed by placing a horizontal beam across two vertical columns whereas the arcuate style has the arches carrying the weight of the superstructure above the doors and windows. 
Pietra Dura
  • Pietra dura is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished coloured stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art.
  • The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible". 
  • It is the method of embedding semi‐precious stones such as lapis lazuli, onyx, jasper and topaz and cornelian.
  • Calligraphy is the art of writing created for beauty as well as to convey ideas.
  • It's often found in Islamic art, work created by artists in geographic areas where Islam was the predominant faith. 

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