Definition: Architrave, Pronaos, Ovolo, Egg-and-dart, Vestibule, Antechamber

One of those articles where I knew very little about what it was talking about so I ended up learning a slew of words.



(in classical architecture) a main beam resting across the tops of columns, specifically the lower third entablature



A vestibule at the front of a classical temple, enclosed by a portico and projecting sidewalls



An antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building



A small room leading to a main one



A rounded convex molding, in cross section a quarter of a circle or ellipse



An ornamental device adorning the fundamental quarter-round, convex ovolo profile of moulding, consisting of alternating details on the face of the ovolo (aka egg-and-tongue, egg and anchor, or egg and star)


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