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On a smooth level piece of ground is erected a gnomon , ” which according to
some , “ should be of sixteen angulas in height , and of the same diameter at the
bottom ; the whole should be shaped like the leaf of an opening bud , D2 ON THE
It is one diameter in height , and projects but threequarters of the diameter . There
is ... of these or any other sorts of pillars ; but in porticoes , where these pillars are
found , the space between one column and another exceeds three diameters .
The fourth sort of column is nine diameters high . The base is one of those called
pratibhadra , and is one diameter in height . It is without a pedestal The base is to
be divided into eighteen equal parts , two to be given to the plinth , one to its ...
The altitude of the capital , ” says Cásyapa , may be equal to the higher , lower ,
or the middle diameter of the column . Its breadth may be equal to its height , or
four or five diameters . “ A capital the height of which is from one to two diameters
are made , with the same height given to them , three other mouldings , called in
the language of architecture , herica , asya , and tatica , which last projects a
fourth part of the diameter . Above these again is the lower collarino , in height
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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.