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The first sort * is a column six diameters high ; it is rarely made but upon a high
base and pedestal . The entablature is more than half the altitude of the column ;
and the intercolumniation generally four diameters . The pedestal is of the
The second sort of column is seven diameters in height ; it is placed in most
examples upon a base and pedestal ; the base is two diameters high ; it belongs
to the species called cumbhandha . ( See Plate II . ) The pedestal is equal in
height to ...
... is eight diameters high , with a diminution of the shaft at the top of the eighth
part of the thickness at its bottom . The base occupies half a diameter , and this
height is to be divided into ten parts ; two to be given to the plinth , one to the fillet
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
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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.