stepped column

stepped column

A column whose cross section changes abruptly at several points along its length.
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In her own work she moved to the production of miniature representations of the nude male body which were strategically placed upon bases that were mostly circular and suggested stepped arenas or terraces with stepped columns, scaled in size.
I also owe much to Barton's stepped columns and terraces as my white reliefs were constructed by building layered sections cut from a cast flat sheet.