Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Piédroit (post)

Vertical post on each side of a portail (portal) or another baie (wall opening), supporting an arc (arch).
Piétdroits are sometimes decorated.
These very wide (deep) piédroits support the arches of one of the side portals of the Sacré-Cœur in Paray-le-Monial.
See also jambage (synonym).

Sacré-Cœur - Paray-le-Monial

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