Colonnette


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Colonnette

A small column, usually decorative, found at the edge of windows; a thin round shaft to give a vertical line in elevation, or as an element in a compound pier.

colonette, colonnette

1.A small column, usually decorative.
2. In medieval architecture, a thin round shaft to give a vertical line in elevation, or as an element in a compound pier.
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A dynamism is achieved on each wall by forming a pointed arch with the two bands of continuous geometrical relief ornamentation starting from the ground level of the octagonal body on each side of the walls bordered with corner colonnettes below the level of the inscription band.