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The pedestal is not only placed under the base of a column or pilaster, but
frequently employed, both singly and together with the latter, as a pavement for
temples and porticoes, over cornices of edifices consisting of several stories in
It is generally employed in detached pairs, in bases and cornices, one facing the
other in opposite directions, and is ... in as much as the beak of the bird is so
placed as to serve the purpose of a spout to throw off the water falling on the
A prativájina (6) is the same thing made in pedestals to answer to the vájina ; its
form, though generally rectangular, is sometimes, when placed in cornices, found
to be externally a little more inclined to one side than to the other; and in this ...
It is to be divided into twenty-one parts, eight are given to the architrave, seven to
the cornice, and six to the vyālam. Of the eight parts of the architrave, one is to be
given to the cavetto, three to the tema or benda (uttara) with its listels, two to the ...
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.