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An upána ( 1 ) corresponds exactly with the plinth , both in the import of the term
and the purpose to which it is applied . A cantha , gala or griva , & c . ( 3 ) literally
means the neck ; and when employed in pedestals , it is made very high , and ...
The height of a pillar , ” says Mánasára , “ when placed on a base only , or both
on a base and pedestal , is measured from the plinth ( of the former ) up to the
lowest part of the entablature , ” that is , from the base to the capital inclusive .
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 fillet , three to the cimarecta , three to the cavetto
with its listel , three to the torus , three to the upper cavetto , two to the platband ...
The design made to illustrate this is selected from among the pillars found at
Canjeveram ; it represents a square pillar of the same height , exclusive of the
base , which is composed of a plinth , a cimarecta , and torus , with their fillets ,
and is ...
... a practice which has never been observed in the Egyptian ; on the contrary , a
diametrically opposite rule has been observed in their shafts , which are made
narrower at the bottom than at the top , and placed upon a square or round plinth
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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.