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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
192 words

the upper part of the Entablature of a colonnade or of a door-frame. By the 6th C., the use of ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
37 words

Term for any decorative moulded projection used to crown or finish the part to which it is affixed. In Classical ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
15 words

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The uppermost projecting element of a classical building, immediately below the roof line.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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38 words
The crowning or uppermost portion of an *entablature in *classical and *Renaissance architecture; also, and more generally, any projecting ornamental moulding along the top of a building, ... More

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