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( See Plate I. ) To begin , then , with the circular mouldings : the section of that
which is called cumuda ( 10 ) , literally nymphæa esculenta , is a semicircle
projecting from a vertical diameter , and corresponds with the astragal , bead , or
torus of ...
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 ; three to the cimacia and its fillet ,
one and a half to the cavetto , the same to the torus , and one to the cimbia .
The upper part of the shaft , about one and a half diameters below the capital ,
being divided into twenty - four parts , three are given to the collarino with its fillet
, three to the ovolo , three to the lower collarino , five to the lower torus with its ...
The projection of the plinth is onethird of the height of the whole base ; the torus
and the platband project equal to their respective heights . The upper ornaments
of this column occupy two diameters , and the capital takes three - quarters of the
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 ...
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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.