Baluster column

Baluster column

1.
2. A short, thick-set column in a subordinate position, as in the windows of early Italian Renaissance facades.
See also: Column

baluster column

baluster column
1. A column shaped somewhat like a baluster, with a short, massive shaft.
2. A short, thick-set column in a subordinate position, as in the windows of early Italian campanili.
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A "Shah Jahani" column was developed, and a European type baluster column and baldachin decorated the throne in the Delhi public audience hall.
There are, however, some lasting European techniques and elements that were synthesized in Mughal architecture, including the flowering plant derived from European herbals, die acanthus, pietre dure stone inlays, carved three-dimensional architectural reliefs, and the baluster column.
At the Maarak the wooden columns supporting the ceiling depicted a multiplicity of forms; octagonal plain columns were as much a part of the order as were the more ornate baluster columns which owed their origin to the Mughal period (17th century).