orthostate

orthostate

1. A stone taller than wide.
2. A stone in the lower course of a wall, higher than the regular blocks of the courses above, sometimes serving as a high base for a wall of sun-dried brick.
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It was carefully constructed of limestone, with well-dressed toichobate and orthostate courses, resting on a solid foundation of conglomerate blocks (Fig.
1) originally stood vertically on one of its narrow ends just like an architectural orthostate, an Archaic dedication type similar to examples from the Acropolis.
C48), a pillar base in the shape of an orthostate with a three-line vertical inscription on one of its narrow ends and a single bronze statuette originally attached to its top surface above the inscription.