Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Imposte (impost)

The start or birth of an arc (arch).
In this case a trapezoidal ridge which shows where the (mostly rectangular or square) pilier (pillar) or colonne (column) ends and where the arch supported from the pillar starts.
The picture shows clearly two imposts in the small transept of Cluny III.
See also dosseret.

Abbatiale - Cluny

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