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(See Plate I.) To begin, then, with the circular mouldings: the section of that which
is called cumuda (10), literally nymphata esculenta, is a semicircle projecting
from a vertical diameter, and corresponds with the astragal, bead, or torus of the ...
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 one ...
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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.