Thursday, 31 January 2013

Astragale (astragal)

The ring between the top of a colonne (column) and the underside of the corbeille (capital head) is called astragal.
According to Wikipedia the astragal is normally a part of the chapiteau (capital), whilst in classical antiquity it was a part of the column.

Sacré-Cœur - Paray-le-Monial

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