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ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS. 25 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
“The height of a pillar,” says Mánasóra, “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. A passage ...
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, and one to the cimbra.
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 one ...
... 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.