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... a sanc'hu or gnomon for the purpose of ascertaining the points of the compass,
and thence to the laying of the foundation-stone, and the ceremonies to be
observed on this occasion. It afterwards describes the pedestals, the bases, the
latter invariably treat of a pedestal and base as separate bodies, as they are
sometimes employed without pillars. These several members of the order have
also been subdivided into various inferior parts, and the whole are curiously ...
The pedestal is not only placed under the base of a column or pilaster, but
frequently employed, both singly and together with ... The several mouldings
which enter into the composition of pedestals and bases are, 1. upāna; 2. campa;
3. gal'a, ...
(3) literally means the neck; and when employed in pedestals, it is made very
high, and resembles the dado, but every where ... It is often confounded with the
moulding called vájina, especially in pedestals and bases, as it appears to be of
39 thickness at the base; and in a column of fifty feet, the diminution is oneeighth.
... The Indian pedestals and bases are made more systematically, and afford by
far a greater variety of proportions and ornaments, than the Grecian and Roman.
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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.