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“If the whole shaft from bottom to top be uniformly cylindrical and devoid of
ornament, it is called chandracánta. A minute technical description is here given
by the two authors abovementioned, of the various ornaments with which the
The plan of the Grecian and Roman columns is always round; but the plan of the
Hindú columns admits of every shape, and is frequently found in the
quadrangular and octangular form, and richly adorned with sculptured ornaments
. The form ...
The Egyptian capitals, on the other hand, are formed into elegant vase shapes,
decorated with the stalks, leaves, and blossoms of the lotus, and occasionally
with palm leaves, which latter ornaments are supposed to have given the first
idea of ...
... the muchb'hadra (or the middle niche), and two to the space on each side. * An
ornament made in the form of a bud. t Lotus, or cima recta. * The side niches. +
The flank ornaments. f The H 2 ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS. 51 .
“The great padma or lotus under the pinnacle should be made to consist of eight
petals, and the rest of the ornaments made in such a manner as to give a graceful
appearance to the whole.” A VIMÁNA CONSISTING OF TWO STORIES.
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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.